Start-up airline Wataniya Airways has announced that its first service will operate between Kuwait and Dubai, with the route due to start in February next year.
Kuwait’s newest airline will operate a twice-daily service to and from the emirate, with tickets having gone on sale on November 24th.
Wataniya will use Kuwait’s Royal Terminal as its base, the first time that a commercial airline will have taken off from a location other than Kuwait International Airport.
Commenting on the new route, Wataniya Airways chairman and managing director Abdul Salam Al Bahar said that the announcement was a crucial step in allowing the airline to commence operations from early 2009.
"We can now announce that the countdown has officially started for providing Kuwaitis with a new travelling experience – one that will start in the superb surroundings of the Royal Terminal," he said.
The airline will operate Airbus A320 aircraft and will offer passengers more space and legroom than any other airline using the same type of aeroplane.
Wataniya announced in October that it had successfully completed its recruitment procedures to appoint its new pilots and cabin crew.