Kuwait Airways W16 network changes as of 27AUG16

Kuwait Airways on Friday (26AUG16) updated majority of its winter 2016/17 schedule changes, effective 30OCT16. Previously covered on Airlineroute, the airline in winter season will introduce major changes to its operation, featuring all terminator service.

Kuwait City – Abu Dhabi Previously reported, 1 daily nonstop operation replacing existing 2 weekly flights via Muscat
KU661 KWI1205 – 1445AUH 320 D
KU662 AUH1545 – 1635KWI 320 D

Kuwait City – Bahrain Previously reported, 4 of 7 weekly service moves to morning/noon departure
KU613 KWI1010 – 1120BAH 320 x246
KU615 KWI1740 – 1850BAH 320 246

KU614 BAH1220 – 1330KWI 320 x246
KU616 BAH1950 – 2055KWI 320 246

Kuwait City – Bangkok Further schedule update sees the airline no longer operates expanded frequency. Service operates 6 weekly with A340, featuring revised schedule. Service will return to 7 weekly level, while operational aircraft switches to A330 from 16FEB17
KU411 KWI0820 – 1910BKK 340 4
KU411 KWI1030 – 2115BKK 340 56
KU411 KWI2215 – 0905+1BKK 340 237

KU414 BKK1030 – 1435KWI 340 134
KU412 BKK2105 – 0110+1KWI 340 4
KU412 BKK2245 – 0250+1KWI 340 56

Kuwait City – Cairo late-night KU543/544 service sees 3 of 7 weekly flights moving to afternoon/evening hours operation
KU541 KWI0715 – 0930CAI EQV D
KU543 KWI1555 – 1810CAI 320 46
KU543 KWI1600 – 1815CAI EQV 7
KU543 KWI2100 – 2315CAI 320 x467

KU542 CAI1100 – 1445KWI EQV D
KU544 CAI1910 – 2255KWI 320 46
KU544 CAI1945 – 2330KWI EQV 7
KU544 CAI2350 – 0340+1KWI 320 x467

Kuwait City – Colombo Increase from 6 to 7 weekly with split schedule, A330 service
KU363 KWI1730 – 0125+1CMB 330 x246
KU361 KWI2035 – 0430+1CMB 330 246

KU364 CMB0240 – 0600KWI 330 x357
KU362 CMB0545 – 0905KWI 330 357

Kuwait City – Dammam Previously reported, increase from 7 to 9 weekly
KU745 KWI0200 – 0305DMM 320 5
KU743 KWI0900 – 1005DMM 320 x26
KU745 KWI2145 – 2250DMM 320 267

KU746 DMM0405 – 0510KWI 320 5
KU744 DMM1105 – 1210KWI 320 x26
KU746 DMM2350 – 0100+1KWI 320 267

Kuwait City – Delhi Increase from 7 to 12 weekly. KU381/382 operates with a mix of A330 and Boeing 777 (747 also scheduled in Nov/Dec 2016)
KU383 KWI2030 – 0250+1DEL 320 x23
KU381 KWI2255 – 0540+1DEL EQV D

KU384 DEL0345 – 0605KWI 320 x34
KU382 DEL0640 – 0900KWI EQV D

Kuwait City – Frankfurt Previously reported, 2 of 4 weekly flights no longer extend to Geneva (Geneva service cancelled). Service operates with A330 (777 from 07MAR17)
KU171 KWI0705 – 1125FRA 330 x146

KU172 FRA1305 – 2045KWI 330 7
KU172 FRA1335 – 2115KWI 330 35
KU172 FRA1355 – 2135KWI 330 2

Kuwait City – Istanbul Ataturk Increase from 7 to 10 weekly. KU153/154 will operate daily instead of 4 weekly as a result. KU155/156 will be operated by Airbus A340 (mix of A330 and 777 from 13DEC16) instead of A320
KU153 KWI0650 – 1005IST 320 D
KU155 KWI1350 – 1705IST 340 147

KU154 IST1105 – 1555KWI 320 D
KU156 IST1835 – 2325KWI 340 147

Kuwait City – Kochi Increase from 7 to 12 weekly, A320 replaces A340
KU357 KWI1620 – 2345COK 320 x3
KU351 KWI2200 – 0525+1COK 320 x1

KU358 COK0045 – 0330KWI 320 x4
KU352 COK0625 – 0910KWI 320 x2

Kuwait City – London Heathrow Previously reported, overall service increases from 7 to 10 weekly, service operates with A330. Operational aircraft on/after 14FEB17 remains pending
KU103 KWI0340 – 0755LHR 330 6
KU103 KWI0445 – 0900LHR 330 357
KU101 KWI0935 – 1350LHR 330 x57
KU101 KWI0945 – 1400LHR 330 7

KU104 LHR1030 – 1950KWI 330 x124
KU102 LHR1535 – 0055+1KWI 330 x15
KU102 LHR1605 – 0125+1KWI 330 1

Kuwait City – Manila 7 weekly service operates as nonstop flight with A340 (777 from 17FEB17), replacing 1-stop via Bangkok
KU417 KWI0200 – 1630MNL 340 D
KU418 MNL2220 – 0425+1KWI 340 D

Kuwait City – Muscat Previously reported, increase from 5 to 7 weekly. All flights operating as nonstop in both direction
KU691 KWI0900 – 1205MCT 320 246
KU693 KWI1430 – 1735MCT 320 x246

KU692 MCT1305 – 1430KWI 320 246
KU694 MCT1835 – 2000KWI 320 x246

Kuwait City – New York JFK Previously reported, nonstop operation increases from 3 to 6 weekly (7 weekly from 18DEC16). The airline will no longer operate 3 weekly flights via London Heathrow, despite no local traffic rights
KU117 KWI1005 – 1620JFK 777 x7
KU118 JFK1930 – 1530+1KWI 777 x7

Kuwait City – Paris CDG NEW 4 weekly nonstop service with A330 (777 from 16FEB17), replacing 1-stop via Rome
KU167 KWI0425 – 0935CDG 330 24
KU163 KWI0725 – 1235CDG 330 16

KU168 CDG1120 – 1945KWI 330 24
KU164 CDG1420 – 2255KWI 330 16

Kuwait City – Rome Existing 4 weekly A330 service will switch to 3 weekly A320
KU165 KWI0640 – 1055FCO 320 146
KU166 FCO1200 – 1945KWI 320 146

Kuwait City – Tehran Imam Khomeini Increase from 3 to 4 weekly, A320 service

Additional changes remain possible. Selected routes are not included in this list due to schedule discrepancy issues.