Wataniya Airways Flight Destinations

Post by Mark

Back in August I posted that a Wataniya Airways representative contacted me to let me know they were planning to make a comeback sometime around December/January and it looks like they’re on track. Although no official announcement has been made, the Wataniya Airways website is now up and they’ve listed their flight destinations which are the following:

Bahrain
Egypt
India
Jordan
Lebanon
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
UAE

Sadly, no European destinations which is what I think was their issue the first time around. Instead of competing with Kuwait Airways with direct flights to European destinations, they were flying regional and competing with a bunch of low cost airlines. I’m sure it has to do with the fact their current planes can’t do long haul flight but if they did fly to London for example, they would only be competing with Kuwait Airways and British Airways with direct flights. On the other hand, by flying to Dubai they’re competing with Kuwait Airways, FlyDubai, Jazeera Airways, Air Arabia and Emirates.

But I’ve never run an airline so I’m probably wrong. Here is a link to their [Website]

For those of you who don’t know Wataniya Airways, they’re a local carrier that launched back in 2009 as a premium airline but ended up losing money and shutting down. Wikipedia have a good summary of the airlines history which you can read [Here]


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  1. Kuwait says:

    If I recall correctly, they had a unique Kuwait-related airline code or call sign… something like that?

  2. Acerboy says:

    Am glad, this was suppose to be done that time and by now they would had grown but nevertheless they learned from their mistake and am sure they will be successful !

  3. Dun says:

    If any of those carrier are smart they would partner with other low cost carriers in Europe. Since both have short haul aircraft, you can make Athens a transit hub. You book Wataniya to Athens and then change to easy jet or ryan air to london or amsterdam or wherever.

    • Mark says:

      That’s what they did before, but what’s the point? Just fly Turkish Airlines or Pegasus and it would most likely be cheaper. The only advantage Wataniya Airways would have is if they flew direct to destinations.

  4. I wish one of the airlines would fly direct to the Maldives! I think Jazeera did back in the early days but I didn’t know where it was in those days, now Ive didcvovered it, I would love to be able to go there direct, its so close!

  5. Sous says:

    I’m assuming they’ll be flying out of Sheikh Saad again?
    That could really change the ‘ease and speed’ of that terminal now…

  6. Mummy says:

    They will fly to india – their description of India is amazing…

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  7. Ahmed says:

    I’m a bit disappointed, I was expecting new destinations like Cyprus, Canary Islands, Mykonos etc., those places are hard to reach and they could fly directly there.

  8. aceboy44 says:

    Kuwait Airways ceased its operations to Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta.

    Don’t you think Wataniya Airways could use this to their advantage?

  9. Adnan says:

    Hey mark – any idea when do they start operations?

  10. Big Z says:

    Yeah can’t wait for them to come back, they owe us money!!!


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