Wataniya Airways, Kuwait’s premium service airline, announced today that it will start a regular service to Alexandria, selected as the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2010, from June 1st. The new schedule will provide four flights a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Monday from the exclusive Wataniya Airways Sheikh Saad Terminal to Alexandria’s Borg El Arab airport. Alexandria is Wataniya Airways’ tenth destination since the launch of its commercial operations in January 2009. Abdulsalam Al Bahar, Chairman and Managing Director of Wataniya Airways said: “Alexandria is a historic center and a destination for culture known for its wealth of arts, cultural diversity and its historic civilizations. We believe the launch of our new service brings many benefits for both Kuwait and Egypt and will continue to strengthen our long standing trade and tourism links.“We have chosen Alexandria to be our tenth destination as it is a city with the rich history of several civilizations, abundant with, and characterized by, many monuments, and cultural sites. Alexandria is our third destination in Egypt after Cairo and Sharm ElSheikh and it’s a city that continues to attract an increasing number of visitors from Kuwait and the region throughout the year, and we are happy to offer our guests a premium service option to travel to the Mediterranean city.. We very much look forward to welcoming guests on board our class leading fleet in the near future.” AlBahar added that Wataniya Airways made a decision to operate its flights to the new state of the art Borg El Arab Airport in Alexandria after numerous reports of the closing of the old Al Nozha Airport at any given time, “we wanted to deliver a consistent premium travel experience and believe that Borg El Arab airport allows us to do that. The decision to fly to Borg El Arab was made to avoid any future disruption of our guests travel plans.”The city of Alexandria is one of the world’s most attractive cities for tourists because of its culture and close associations with some of history’s greatest civilizations, especially the Greek and Roman empires. Alexandria is also distinguished with a mild climate both in the summer and winter seasons, in addition to its shores that extend along the Mediterranean coast, Wataniya Airways’ services are timed to arrive in Alexandria at 10.30 in the morning, local time, giving guests plenty of time to arrive and enjoy the sites on the day of their arrival.Guests wishing to travel on Wataniya Airways can book their tickets by logging on to wataniyaairways.com or calling the Kuwait Guest Contact Centre on 118 or +965 24379999 or make their reservation through their preferred travel agent.
Wataniya Airways currently runs five class-leading Airbus A320 aircraft and a sixth aircraft is scheduled to be received in June. This new aircraft and a seventh, later in the year, will help Wataniya Airways provide better quality services and a wider choice of destinations, in addition to the current flights and upcoming launches in the future.