Kuwait Airways to start direct flights to Chittagong

20 10 2009

Dhaka : Kuwait Airways will start direct flights to Chittagong from October 30, initially operating two flights a week.

Samiur Raz-zak, Sales Ma-nager-Pas-senger, Kuwait Airways said this while add-ressing a press conference at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka on October 7.

The flights will be operated on Fridays and Sundays with 232-seat Airbus A300 and 198-seat Airbus A310 aircraft. The flights will leave Chitta-gong at 5-35 am to provide convenient connections to the airline’s US and European destinations.

To launch services to Chitta-gong, Kuwait Airways has selected surf board as a tool and surfing as an experience to connect both the port cities – Dhaka and Kuwait. The airline has chosen Jafar Alam, the award winning Bangladeshi surfer as the brand ambassador.

“Chittagong has enormous commercial potential and we are the first and only full service carrier to start flights. This new venture will enable us to offer regular passenger and cargo services with the only wide-bodied foreign carrier, to various cities around the world,” said Samiur Razzak.

At present, Biman Bangla-desh Airlines, GMG Airlines, United Airways, Oman Air and Air Arabia operate flights from Chittagong.

“Chittagong will be transformed and developed with a direct link into the GCC and convenient connections onwards to USA, Europe and Africa and will be invaluable both for attracting direct investment into the country and for businesses and services in Bangladesh to prosper. In years to come, we also hope to see the tourism industry to flourish as people discover the rich culture and natural wonders,” he said.

Over 400,000 Bangladeshis reside in the State of Kuwait and Kuwait Airways anticipates surpassing expectations in all aspects to provide this much needed service between our two countries to foster the strong brotherly relationship that we share. Kuwait Airways aims at setting the standard for customer satisfaction and become an admired airline to fly,” added Samiur Razzak.

Kuwait Airways welcomed Bangladesh into its network starting its Dhaka operation with one flight a week from 1981 while daily flights commenced from September 2006. The airline has a plan to increase flights to Dhaka and Chittagong and the decision might come next summer, he hinted. (source)