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    THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT OF KUWAIT AIRWAYS' FIRST AIR SERVICE TO EUROPE STARTED TODAY (MONDAY). THE?

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    THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT OF KUWAIT AIRWAYS' FIRST AIR SERVICE TO EUROPE STARTED TODAY (MONDAY). THE NEW SERVICE, OPERATED WITH COMET 4C AIRCRAFT SEATING 20 FIRST CLASS AND 64 TOURIST-CLASS PASSENGERS, WILL RUN THREE TIMES WEEKLY.

    DEPARTURES FROM LONDON WILL BE ON TUESDAYS, VIA GENEVA AND BEIRUT; THURSDAYS, VIA PARIS AND BEIRUT; AND SATURDAYS, VIA FRANKFURT AND BEIRUT. FLYING TIME BETWEEN LONDON AND KUWAIT WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 8 HOURS, AND FARES ARE AT THE STANDARD IATA LEVELS.

    KUWAIT AIRWAYS, WHICH IS GOVERNMENT-OWNED, AT PRESENT OPERATES A FLEET OF THREE VISCOUNTS AND TWO COMET 4C'S; IT HAS ON ORDER TWO HAWKER SIDDELEY TRIDENTS FOR DELIVERY NEXT YEAR, PLUS THREE BAC ONE-ELEVENS, TO BE DELIVERED IN 1966. ITS ROUTE NETWORK COVERS CAIRO, DAMASCUS, JERUSALEM, BAHRAIN, DOHA, SHARJAH, ABADAN, TEHERAN, KARACHI AND BOMBAY AS WELL AS BEIRUT AND THE EUROPEAN CITIES TO BE SERVED BY THE NEW FLIGHTS.

    ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WAS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF KUWAIT AIRLINES, MR. MISHRI, WHO RECENTLY HEADED A DELEGATION FROM KUWAIT TO INSPECT AIRCRAFT BEING BUILT IN BRITAIN FOR THE AIRLINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0O3QHLPQSEA3ZQEL66SVEU9T
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0O3QHLPQSEA3ZQEL66SVEU9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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