KUWAIT: Kuwaiti charter flights brought back home 730 Kuwaitis from Istanbul Saturday and yesterday, in light of turbulent events that prevailed Turkey, Kuwait Airways announced. Another flight will be operated to carry those who will be willing to be onboard of an outbound flight to Kuwait, Kuwait Airways deputy CEO Kamel Al-Awadi told the press.
The national carrier has been following the political and security situations in Turkey as they unfold and has been in constant contact with the Foreign Ministry to secure a safe return for Kuwaitis vacationing in Turkey, he said. Flights to Turkey are being operated as long as it is required, he pointed out. It is its utmost duty, being the national carrier, to serve Kuwaitis wherever they might be, he stressed. Last Friday, Kuwaiti Airways announced suspending all flights to Istanbul until further notice due to disturbances in Turkey. – KUNA