The national airlines of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) and Kuwait Airways – have signed a codeshare agreement enhancing connections and convenience for customers of both airlines.

Signed during a ceremony at SAUDIA's headquarters in Jeddah, each airline will place the other airline's marketing code on its flights between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and other routes with the alliance. Both airlines agreed to expand all kinds of interline cooperation and the implementation is expected during the summer.

As part of the two carriers long-standing relationship, SAUDIA has been carrying guests between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Similarly, Kuwait Airways has been serving passengers on this route and operating the other direction.

“We are delighted to partner with Kuwait Airways and give their guests the opportunity to experience SAUDIA’s world-renowned hospitality onboard. We look forward to further growing our relationship with this important partner and offer a better value proposition for guests, with more seamless travel experiences,” Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO, SAUDIA.

“We welcome SAUDIA as our Strategic Codeshare partner. The new beginning of this Codeshare partnership will support Kuwait Airways and SAUDIA operations between the two countries, beyond routes and allow more travel options, facilities for the public as well as seamless transfer for both their Business and leisure travel. Passengers will be able to book directly on these flights through our offices, website, application and agents’ reservation system. This strategic partnership envelopes Kuwait Airways transformation Beyond Excellence program that keeps the customers comfort and convenience always in the forefront of any business decision. We aim in providing the best expanded network choice to our customers either organically or through your partnerships with esteemed airlines like Saudi. Furthermore, this Codeshare Partnership will not only enhance the relationship between the two airlines but also the strong relationship between the two brotherly States, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. On this occasion, I would like to thank Captain Ibrahim Koshy, SAUDIA CEO and both the teams for their efforts in making this Codeshare/Interline Agreements effective,” added Engineer Maen Razouqi, CEO, Kuwait Airways.

Both carriers are currently working on incorporating the Frequent Flyer Program for codeshare flights, and the airlines anticipate exploring other avenues for future mutual cooperation and expansion of their partnership.

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