Kuwait Airways

As the national airline of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways is one of the region’s leading airlines flying to over 35 destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. The airline was founded in 1953 under the name of Kuwait National Airways before its current name was adopted in 1955. Kuwait Airways’ motto is ‘Earning Your Trust’ and it has a fairly reliable punctuality record. The frequent flyer program of the airline is the Oasis Club, while its airport lounge in Kuwait International Airport is called the Dasman Lounge.

*This information is correct as of January 2017

Why Fly with Kuwait Airways

How to Check in

Kuwait Airways offers passengers the option to check-in online or do it the conventional way at the airport. If checking in online, travelers should be advised that the check-in service is available from 24 hours up to 3 hours before scheduled flight departure times. For those wanting to check-in in person at the airport, recommended check-in times vary from airport to airport. Those flying out of London are advised to get to the airport to check-in at least 4 hours before your departure time just to stay on the safe side. When choosing to check-in online, passengers are also able to select a preferred seat for an additional fee.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

The airline include checked baggage as part of the ticket price, although specific baggage allowances vary according to your flight class and destination. Passengers in Economy Class are allowed up to 20kg, while Business Class flyers can bring up to 30kg. First Class passengers are entitled to even more with a 40kg limit, although all passengers should be advised that no single item of baggage can exceed 32kg due to international regulations. As baggage allowances can vary from flight to flight, you should check with the airline for accurate information regarding your flight. Travelers with excess baggage will be subject to additional fees which vary according to your destination.


Kuwait Airways offers a standard Economy Class as well as a premium Business Class for those looking to fly in style. Economy Seats offer an ample 32 inch of legroom, while passengers in Business Class can enjoy a more generous 42-45 inches of legroom. During the online check-in process, selecting a seat in advance is possible at an additional charge, while seats with extra legroom are also available for those who want to stretch out during the flight. On board Kuwait Airways flights passengers are able to dine on complementary meals and drinks, although no flights will serve alcoholic beverages.

Booking Fees

Bookings with Kuwait Airways are not subject to any hidden fees, although any passengers wanting to select a preferred seat during the online check-in process will need to pay a small additional fee for this privilege.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.