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Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait, who has its head office and main hub based in Kuwait International Airport.

The airline operates scheduled international services throughout the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America, with the aim to re-establish its network to reach over 46 countries around the world.

Kuwait Air was founded in 1954, making it one of the oldest airlines in the Middle East. During its founding years, it was known as Kuwait National Airways and flew to limited Middle Eastern destinations such as Jerusalem, Abadan and Damascus. It changed its name in julio 1955 to Kuwait Airways and later became 100% wholly owned by the Government of Kuwait.

The airline is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, and also has codeshare agreements with Ethiopian Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Yemenia and Alitaila.

Baggage Policy

The carry-on baggage allowance rules for Kuwait Airways will vary depending on the cabin class you're flying in. Read below to find out what size and weight restrictions you need to follow.

Equipaje de Mano

Hand luggage for Kuwait Airways is different for each travel class for its weight. The size of any piece of cabin baggage, however, should not exceed the dimensions of 56 x 46 x 25 cm (22 x 18 x 9 inches). In addition to the following hand baggage allowances, each passenger is allowed a personal item, of items such as a handbag, briefcase, umbrella, blanket, camera or reading material.

Equipaje Facturado

The weight and number of items for checked baggage is determined by the class flying of the passenger. In addition to the following allowances, passengers who are part of the Oasis Club may be entitled to additional items of baggage onboard a Kuwait Airways' flight.

Excess Baggage

Passengers may be subject to additional charges if they have more than their allocated baggage allowance. This means that if there are additional pieces, weight or oversized baggage, you will have to pay for them at the airport.

Cabin Classes

On most of its services, Kuwait Airways only have three classes of travel; Economy, Business and First. However, on the flights that operate with the Boeing 777-300 aircraft, there is an additional class called Royal Class.

Clase Económica

Kuwait Economy Class offers comfortable settings with a range of facilities to enjoy for the budget traveller.

Economy Class Facilities

Kuwait Airways Economy Class facilities include entertainment options, with up-to-date films and music that can be played on the entertainment systems placed on the rear of seats.

Hot meals are available as a starter, main and dessert and a selection of beverages. You can choose from three halal meals, and there is no pork available due to religious reasons. Breakfast is also provided with a pastry, coffee, tea two hours before your arrival.

Baggage for economy class passengers is the least for all classes, but is still very generous. See above for the 'Baggage' section for more details and specifications.

Una manta y una almohada también están incluidas en la Clase Económica.

The staff in economy are well-trained and friendly, meaning the whole experience in economy is comfortable and enjoyable.

Asientos en clase económica

Seating in economy is comfortable and individual seat selection can be requested at check-in for a small fee. You can also request an extra seat if you are carrying musical instruments or various other elements. The extra seat request will be charged.



Before flying, relax in the exclusive business lounge. On-board Kuwait Business Class, make the most of complementary services, including movies, meals and beverages.

Asientos de clase ejecutiva

Relax in your comfortable seats, an upgrade from Economy. Complimentary amenities include blankets, headsets for viewing movies, and sleeping​ blinds.

Primera clase

If you wish to upgrade your ticket to Business or First Class, you should contact a KAC sales office or at the KAC sales counter at the airport.

First Class Facilities

In Kuwait first class, passengers get all the amenities of Business Class, such as the airport lounge and premium meals, beverages and blankets for the plane. In addition, Kuwait Airways offers Limousine Services to first-class passengers at London Airport.

First Class Seating

Enjoy your privacy in Kuwait Air's first class with enclosed suites, and relax in your fully reclinable seat with luxurious Arabic coffee.

Clase real

The Royal Class is the airline's own name for its long-haul first class.

Royal Class Facilities

Passengers travelling in Royal Class can get all of the above in First Class, as well as a dedicated check-in line at the airport for fast-tracked services. At the airport, passengers will also have access to the First Class Lounge, with drinks, snacks and a buffet available. Passengers can enjoy the attentive staff in Royal Class, with a high ratio of staff to passengers.

Food in Royal Class is of the most optimum quality and taste, with options for the main course to suit your taste.

Royal Class Seating

Passengers enjoy a private suite on board the plane, with large and comfortable leather chairs which can recline.

Entretenimiento en vuelo

Kuwait Airways ofrece música y películas de cortesía a bordo de sus vuelos, así como revistas y periódicos.

There is a wide range of music options, with complete albums from many genres including pop with artists such as Beyonce and Bruno Mars.

There are a mixture of Hollywood new releases and Bollywood films on board the plane, alone with some Middle-Eastern films and children's films, to suit all audiences.

TV episodes to choose from include Arabic Comedy and Dramas, American Cartoons, Documentaries, Comedy classics, Filipino TV shows and lots of Kuwait TV shows.


WiFi is available to purchase on some Kuwait Airways flights, depending on the flight and aircraft used. These services can be paid for onboard the flight.


Check-in times vary depending on the method of check-in. It's advised that passengers check the exact time before they fly.

Web Check-in

Passengers on Kuwait Air can check in online from the comfort of their own homes between 24 hours and 3 hours before the flight departure time. To do this, head to the online check-in service on the airline's website and follow the directions to check in online, view and change your seats, and print or download your e-ticket/boarding pass. For this service, you will need your flight number, destination, family name, booking confirmation and passport information.

Check-in en el aeropuerto

If you are unable to check in for your flight online, you can do so upon arrival at the airport. Please be aware that each airport and flight has different check-in opening times, so be sure to check the time for your flight on the airline website, so that you do not miss the check-in deadline. Generally, the airports open their check-in desks around 3 hours before your flight and close them around 1 hour before departure time.

Food & Drink

Kuwait Airways offer it's passengers a varied menu, paired with plenty of options for those with special dietary requirements.

Meal Options

Kuwait Airways ofrece comidas de cortesía en sus vuelos. Lo que se ofrece dependerá de la duración del vuelo, la hora de salida y el destino. Se ofrece un menú estándar a los pasajeros a bordo del avión, por lo que los pasajeros no podrán ver su comida antes de volar.

Special Dietary Requirements

Kuwait Airways ofrece a los pasajeros con necesidades dietéticas especiales la posibilidad de pedir una comida especial. Las comidas especiales deben solicitarse en el momento de la reserva, en línea a través del sitio web de Kuwait Airways, lo que permite tiempo suficiente antes de volar o al comunicarse con Alternative Airlines Equipo de Servicio al Cliente. Todas las comidas servidas a bordo son comidas halal . La siguiente es una lista de todas las comidas especiales disponibles para ordenar por razones religiosas, dietéticas o médicas:

  • Dieta blanda
  • Comida de niño
  • Comida para diabetico
  • Comida hindú
  • Comida jainista
  • Low-calorie Meal
  • Comida baja en grasa
  • Low-gluten Meal
  • Non-Lactose Meal
  • Comida baja en sal
  • Comida de mariscos
  • Plato De Frutas (FPML)
  • Comida hindú vegetariana
  • Comida oriental vegetariana
  • Comida vegetariana de lacto-ovo
  • Vegetarian Vegan meal

Drinks & Alcohol

Kuwait Airways provide all passengers with a complimentary drinks service on board. However, no alcohol is to be served or consumed on board, regardless of a destination.

Programa de viajero frecuente

Kuwait Airways opera un programa de viajero frecuente llamado Oasis Club para recompensar a los viajeros frecuentes.

There are three tiers of membership:

  • Oasis azul
  • Oasis de plata
  • Oasis de oro

Oasis Gold members are entitled to preferential seating, elite mileage bonus, dedicated check-in, extra luggage and lounge access.

Alianza de aerolíneas

The only recent airline alliance that Kuwait Airways had was with Jet Airways. This has been temporarily suspended since 2019, when the Indian airline was grounded in abril 2019.

Historically, the airline has previously had alliances with Shorouk Air and Trans World Airlines.

There are considerations for Kuwait Airways to join OneWorld Alliance, Star Alliance and SkyTeam Alliance.

Special Assistance

If you require any special assistance or wish to request a special service for your flight, you can do so here. They offer services for passengers with wheelchairs, vision disabilities or oxygen devices, although you can put in any request that you want.

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Destinations that Kuwait Airways flies to

As an international airline, Kuwait Airways flies to over 54 destinations in over 30 countries across the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. 

Alternatives to Kuwait Airways

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Kuwait Airways currently has a large fleet of 27 aircraft, consisting of mainly airbus models, with some Boeing aircraft. The airline plans to further expand their fleet with the latest Airbus A320-NEO, Airbus A330-900 and Airbus A350.

Aeropuerto Principal

Aeropuerto Internacional de Kuwait

Kuwait International Airport is Kuwait's major international airport, located just 15.5 kilometres south of Kuwait City in Farwaniyah. The airport spreads over an area of 37.7 square kilometres. In the airport complex, there is a section for the Al Mubarak Air Base which is used by the Kuwait Air Force. In addition to being the hub for Kuwait Airways, it is also the hub for airline Jazeera.

Airlines that fly from and Kuwait International Airport include KLM, Qatar, Lufthansa, Etihad, AlMasria Universal Airlines, Ethiopian and Air India. Mihin Lanka used to have flights to this airport, prior to it ceasing operations in 2016.

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Frequently asked questions

Where do Kuwait Airways fly to?

As Kuwait Air are an international airline, Kuwait Airways flies to over 54 destinations in over 30 countries across the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

Who owns Kuwait Airways?

Kuwait Airways is the national carrier of Kuwait. The airline is a full-service carrier that is owned wholly by the Kuwaiti government.