Wataniya Airways (Kuwait City) yesterday (March 16) ceased all operations.
The company issued the following statement on its website:
“We would like to inform you that, starting March 16, 2011 Wataniya Airways has ceased all its operations and will now enter a process to determine the future of the company. In the meantime, no flights will operate. Unfortunately, the company is not in a position to offer alternative flights to you. We regret that matters have reached this juncture and deeply apologize for the inconvenience it has caused.”
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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait City) will add Istanbul and the Kuwait-Istanbul route on May 5. The new destination will be served three times a week. The company has just taken delivery of its fifth Airbus A320.
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Wataniya Airways (Kuwait City) lost $20.6 million in its first half of 2009. The young airline launched operations on January 24, 2009. The company will take delivery of its four Airbus A320 in October.