Istanbul to Kuwait flights


City break, historic adventure or coastal retreat, discover every side of this alluring Arabian destination when you book flights from Istanbul to Kuwait. We have up to six flights departing for Kuwait every day, passing through Dubai for a short transfer. Find out more about our Economy and Business Class fares and tailor the journey to suit your needs.

Our Economy Class cabin has been specially designed to make your journey enjoyable. Every seat is fitted with a personal HD touchscreen which can be activated with the tap of a finger. Browse more than 2,000 hours of entertainment, including comedy shows, action movies and Hollywood blockbusters. Whatever your style, you’ll find something to catch your eye. We’ve also maximised the leg room in every seat, giving you more space to relax while you tune in.

Once we’re in the air, you can connect your electronic devices to our speedy inflight Wi-Fi. Post an update on social media, listen to music and stay in touch with your friends and family while you cruise at 30,000 feet. This service is available in both Economy and Business Class for all our passengers to enjoy.

Hot meals, light snacks, and beverages are available on both legs of your journey to Kuwait, so you can decide when you’d like to indulge. Browse our menu and pre-order a meal online up to 24 hours before your flight. When the snack trolley passes through the cabin, pick up a drink to enjoy with your meal. If you’d like something lighter, check out our combo deals which can be purchased on board.

Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, make your journey a memorable one when you choose to fly Business class. This comfortable cabin offers a more private experience, with plenty of room to relax in your soft, Italian leather seat. Fitted with a larger touchscreen, you can transform your space into a personal cinema at the touch of a button. There’s also lots of surface space so you can get productive and work on your laptop.

When you wake from your snooze, our Business Class crew will be on hand to serve you drinks and refreshments, as well as your complementary hot meal, giving you plenty of time to decide what you would like to enjoy as you travel to the sun-drenched nation of Kuwait.

Istanbul to Kuwait

  • Up to 30 flights per week journey to Kuwait from Istanbul
  • You’ll fly over Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, landing in Dubai for a transfer. Then you’ll fly over the Arabian Gulf to Kuwait
  • The first flight will take 4 hours 25 minutes and the second flight will take 1 hour 50 minutes. The total journey time will depend on the length of your transfer

Your journey


The first leg of your flight will depart from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) in the Pendik district of Istanbul. Travel by taxi or catch one of the regular bus services. The high-speed rail link offers a faster way to reach the airport, delivering you to the nearby Pendik station. If you’re driving, there are more than 4,000 parking spaces available for use in the airport’s multi-storey car park.

Our check-in desks are located in Terminal 3, so make your way to this part of the airport and collect your boarding pass from our friendly team. You can also hand over any baggage which needs to be stored in the hold. Progress through security with your hand baggage and then relax in the departure area until it’s time to board. Pull up a chair in one of the restaurants or cafes and enjoy a bite to eat before you board, or browse the offerings of the duty free shops.

The journey from SAW to Dubai International Airport (DXB) takes approximately four and a half hours. When you land, we’ll take care of your hold baggage and prepare the second flight while you check out the shops and eateries of Terminal 2. Our Business Class passengers have access to our flydubai Business Lounge which stretches across two floors. Head upstairs to enjoy a refreshment in the bistro or relax on the ground floor in luxurious armchairs before it’s time to board your flight.

Less than two hours later, you’ll land in Kuwait Airport (KWI) in Kuwait. There’s a taxi desk in the arrivals hall where you can arrange a transfer to your next destination. Alternatively, you can hire a car with us and explore Kuwait at your own pace.

Discover Kuwait

Kuwait City is the heart and soul of this nation, where exotic architecture houses a fascinating array of museums and attractions. The Kuwait Towers are a must-see for visitors, their distinctive blue tiles standing out against the backdrop. When day turns to night, head to a souk and haggle for spices, gold jewellery and other treasures. From city bustle to coastal tranquillity, check-in to one of Kuwait’s luxury hotels and 5-star retreats and experience another side of these Arabian lands. Relax on the white sandy beaches or take a dip in the cool gulf waters before enjoying a waterfront dinner in the glow of the sunset.

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