Wataniya Airways adds two more international sectors

Wataniya Airways’ Kuwait City to Bahrain

“This inaugural flight is the beginning of what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship between Wataniya Airways and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), which will, at the same time, enhance tourism and trade between our two countries,” said BAC CCO, Ayman Zainal on the launch of the airline’s services from Kuwait on 27 August. “We consider the airline to be a part of the wider BIA family and stand ready to provide it with the support and assistance it requires to offer the best possible passenger experience to its customers.”

  • Wataniya Airways has added two new international sectors from its Kuwait City (KWI) base, with Bahrain (BAH) and Najaf (NJF) commencing on 27 August and 23 August respectively. The former route will be flown on a daily basis and will face direct competition from four incumbents – Gulf Air (42 times weekly), Kuwait Airways (13), Jazeera Airways (seven) and KLM (six). Competition is less evident on the 459-kilometre sector to the Iraqi city, as the three times weekly operation will encounter resistance from Jazeera (five times weekly) and Kuwait Airways (three) again, as well as Iraqi Airways (twice-weekly). Both routes will be flown by Wataniya’s A320 fleet. Wataniya’s Vice Chairman Riyad Al Saeed commented on the Bahrain launch: “We are delighted about our newly added destination, Bahrain, to which Wataniya will fly daily at competitive fares. Bahrain is the first GCC country that Wataniya Airways has touched down in since our launch. The other four destinations we currently fly to are Najaf, Baku, Tbilisi and Sarajevo, and we have plans to launch further services in the future.” 

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