Kuwait Airways: on-time record ‘improved considerably’

Kuwait Airways underlined that its flight schedule compliance record has “improved considerably” for the total flights operated in the first quarter of this year.

In a statement, Kuwait’s national carrier added that its growth rate has risen 24 percent, from 59 percent in 2018 to 83 percent during the 2019 first quarter.Responding to a report placing the airline in the 10 least on-time global airlines list, it rejected the findings, saying “this information is inaccurate and does not reflect the reality.”

The study, widely circulated on social media, was conducted by Airhelp, a passenger advocacy firm, and was published by Bloomberg.The airline said it has made improvements on this matter, achieving top spots in global airline performance indicators, contrary to the report.

“These improvements were thanks to the tiresome efforts of Kuwait Airways’ executives and employees, working in Kuwait and abroad, in implementation of the Board of Directors’ adopted strategy,” the company said.

Established in 1953 as the private-owned Kuwait National Airways, the Kuwaiti government took full ownership of the company in 1962.The airline flies to 46 destinations in 26 countries around the world.