Wataniya Airways Appointed As Exclusive Carrier for Hajj and Umrah Services Company - “Mawasem” Pilgrims

Published November 15th, 2009 - 01:23 GMT

Wataniya Airways, Kuwait's new premium serviceairline, and Hajj and Umrah Services Company, Mawasem, recently signed an exclusive agreement that permits the carrier to transport pilgrims during Mawasem’s upcoming Hajj campaign.

The agreement was signed between Wataniya Airways  andHajj and Umrah Services Company ‘Mawasem’ last week at the airline’s headquarters. It was signed in the presence of George Cooper, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, and David Evans, Chief Commercial Officer along with Khaled Al Kandary, Mawasem’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and Thamer Al Tamimi, Mawasem’s Consultant.

Wataniya Airways Chairman & Managing Director Abdulsalam Al Bahar said how honored the airline was to have been chosen as the exclusive carrier for Mawasem’s upcoming pilgrimage campaign., adding “ this new agreement is a testament to the airline’s success since its inauguration earlier this year and represents further progress  on the recently launched Jeddah route.

“We are pleased with this new exclusive deal and our ability to provide a wide range of premium services that complement the same high level of services provided by Mawasem. The company has a successful track record in organizing Hajj and Umrah campaigns and an excellent reputation amongst Kuwaitis.

“The types of services provided by Mawasem are aligned with Wataniya Airways’ successful offering and its ability to gain the trust of its guests, and we believe that this partnership provides something special for pilgrims this year” added Al Bahar.

Khaled Al Kandary, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hajj and Umrah Services Company Mawasem said: “Mawasem is delighted to have signed an exclusive deal with a Kuwaiti national company that is able to deliver premium services to all of its guests. With the new deal in place, we are looking forward to distinguish our pilgrims  by providing them with Wataniya Airways’ services that will facilitate easier Hajj procedures.”

Al Kandary added, “Wataniya Airways is the ideal travel partner for such occasions. The airline operates from Sheikh Saad General Aviation Terminal, which features unprecedented  premium services that are unique  in Kuwait. We have covered all of the Hajj bookings for the season, and we look forward to strong results and a continuation of Wataniya Airways being our exclusive travel partner.”

Hajj and Umrah services company “Mawasem", was established recently as a Kuwaiti Shareholding company. The company developed as a result of a strategic partnership between Al Ritaj Investment Company and Al Kandary’s Hajj and Umrah Campaign, and aims to provide premium services of an international standard to its guests. This includes travel arrangements, accommodation, hospitality, as well as  aid in conducting all the Islamic Hajj and Umrah rituals.

Al Kandary’s Hajj and Umrah Campaign has a reputable 20-year history in the field of organizing pilgrimage campaigns and has been the most trusted choice amongst Kuwaiti pilgrims. The organization has various accolades from the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Kuwaitas well as in Saudi Arabia.  

Wataniya Airways flies from the Sheikh Saad Terminal to Dubai, Cairo, Beirut, Bahrain, Amman, Damascus, Sharm El Sheikh, and Jeddah, the airline’s latest destination. With its fourth custom fitted A320 aircraft in operation, Wataniya Airways is set to receive three more aircraft next year bringing its total fleet size to seven aircraft.


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