Kuwait Airways launches Shannon transit service

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Shannon Airport welcomed Kuwait Airways on 24 June – a new transit service on its Kuwait to New York John F Kennedy International Airport bellyhold route.

The service will operate three times a week on Friday’s, Sunday’s and Wednesday’s on a Boeing 777-200. This is the first time ever that Kuwait Airways will have a footprint in Ireland.

Shannon Group chief commercial officer, Andrew Murphy says: “Kuwait Airways operates scheduled international services throughout the Middle East, to the Indian subcontinent, Europe, Southeast Asia and North America, from its main base at Kuwait International Airport.

“Securing this transit operation opens up the possibility of further developments with the airline. We will be working closely with them to explore further opportunities.”