Kuwait Airways is the National Airlines of Kuwait, with its hub at Kuwait International Airport operating a fleet size of 18 wide based aircrafts from Airbus and Boeing families, serves 39 International destinations, with its company slogan ‘Earning your trust’.
Kuwait Airways provides for its inflight comforts the most admirable entertainment system fitted to the aircrafts and its objective is to reach more than 46 countries, although it had sustained severe damage to its properties during Iraqi invasion some time back.
Kuwait Airways has entered into codeshare agreements with four international Airline companies, which are Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
Kuwait Airways had faced quite some challenging incidents during its operations, which are
•When Iraq invaded Kuwait, ten of its aircrafts were stolen and takent of Baghdad International Airport, out of which 4 were completely destroyed, although remaining 6 could be recovered, which episode happened between 1990 and 1992.
•Kuwait Airways flight was hijacked in 1988 from Bangkok to Kuwait when 111 passengers and crew members, were held hostages for releasing 17 Shite Muslim Guerrillas held in Kuwait and the episode continued for 16 days and two of the passengers were killed by hijackers.
•Another Hijack incident happened once earlier in 1984, when two of the American Officials who traveled in the flight were shot dead, although Iranian Security Forces stormed the plane and released the passengers.
Air France was created by merger of four airline companies in France in 1933 and for seven decades it functioned as the primary flag carrier of France, when in 2003 it had another major merger with KLM.
The main hub of Air France is in Paris Charles de Gaule Airport is said to have good scope for expansion, while Air France has other hubs Paris-Orly Airport, Lyon Saint Exupery Airport, Marseille Provence Airport, Nice Cote d’ Azur Airport, with a fleet size of 253 including its Cargo service, catering to 261 destinations including the services of the subsidiaries.
The company slogan of Air France is ‘Making the Sky the best place on Earth’ and in order to make it true their inflight services are always kept superb, with its four primary classes of international service, the first class cabin La Premiere, Business class Affaires, Premium Economy class Premium Voyageur and Economy class Voyageur, all classes given good inflight attention.
Air France has codeshare agreements with 29 international airline companies, besides its three subsidiaries Brit Air, CityJet and Regional Subsidiaries and its SkyTeam alliance partnerships all of them participating in its frequent flyer programme.
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