United plans Washington D.C./Kuwait flights
Pending Kuwaiti government approval, United Airlines will in late-October become the only U.S. airline to offer nonstop services between the United States and the Middle East country.
United plans to offer three services per week between Washington-Dulles and Kuwait City using Boeing-777 aircraft. The proposed timetable has flights leaving Washington every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:56 p.m., arriving in Kuwait at 5:55 p.m. the next day.
“Our business and cargo customers will soon have direct access into the Middle East where there is strong demand from the petroleum, energy and shipping industries,” said John Tague, United’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer.
“The new route is expected to serve as an important cargo access point into the Middle East, due to the region’s high demand for oil and gas equipment, and perishables. Mail also is expected to represent a significant
amount of volume on these flights,” United said.
Customers will be able to make reservations from this Saturday.