Kuwait Airways denies ban on flying some nationalities

Airline rejects media reports that it has imposed restrictions on nine nationalities boarding flights at Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait Airways denies ban on flying some nationalities
The airline, wholly owned by the government of Kuwait, took to Twitter to deny claims published by a local newspaper.
By Staff writer
Thu 21 Mar 2019 02:14 PM

Kuwait Airways has rejected reports it has imposed a ban on some nationalities boarding flights at Kuwait International Airport.

The airline, wholly owned by the government of Kuwait, took to Twitter to deny claims published online by a local newspaper on Wednesday.

“The company would like to clarify that what was published on social networking sites about the ban on the travel of a number of nationalities onboard of Kuwait Airways is completely untrue. The company has not issued such a statement,” Kuwait Airways said on its official Twitter account.

The statement follows a report on a Kuwaiti daily website quoting Kuwait Airways chairman Yousef Al Jassim as saying that nine nationalities would be banned from boarding Kuwait Airways planes.

Al Qabas reported that Al Jassem made the statement during a press conference celebrating the 65th anniversary of Kuwait Airways first flight.

The daily claimed the ban covered citizens from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Bangladesh and North Korea.

Under Kuwaiti rules, passengers transiting through the airport need a visa if they are staying for more than 24 hours at the airport.

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