Wataniya Airways Cargo takes off!

WATANIYA Airways, Kuwait’s newest carrier, commenced cargo operations on 1 November 2009, offering premium and express products to the region using its growing fleet of narrowbody Airbus aircraft. Wataniya Airways Cargo plans to offer a quality service that it says will “match and exceed the service levels of its regional competitors.”Finlay McArthur, network cargo manager, said: “We are a premium service airline operating A320 aircraft from Kuwait to eight major destinations in the Gulf and the Middle East. In order to maximise the cargo opportunities on our A320 fleet, it is essential that we match the type of cargo carried to the service levels we offer. With this in mind we have teamed up with Heavyweight Air Express as network GSSA, who have considerable experience in the kind of service and operations we have developed and now offer to the market.”McArthur added: “As a carrier we have a unique advantage in operating from our own dedicated terminal within Kuwait International Airport. This means we can enhance the service levels we offer in order to add value to our customers supply chain. We intend to build on attracting key players in the air express and perishable market sectors where we can offer tailor-made exclusive services. With an average of a 45-minute turnaround at most of our network airports, we have developed new working practices and have managed to create a smooth and speedy operation on the ground that delivers the unique service that our clients have demanded.”

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