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United Airlines to Fly Nonstop to Kuwait

United Airlines is introducing 3-times-a-week nonstop service from Washington (Dulles) to Kuwait City beginning in October.  This is significant because it’s the only nonstop service between the US and Kuwait City (Kuwait Airlines flies to the US, but through a stop in London), and because they’re banking on cargo and mail traffic to make it profitable.  While the latter often helps with profitability, I thought it was interesting that United was talking it up in a press release.  US airlines have made a massive push internationally and they’re getting smarter about cherry-picking routes with little-to-no competition (such as Delta’s US-to-Kiev flight).

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