Wataniya Airways No More
The two years old newest Kuwaiti Airlines, Wataniya Airways, have announced the cease of their operations immediately yesterday. The accumulating financial troubles have forced the airlines to shrink-down it’s operation earlies this year, focusing on the hot destinations only, but apparently that was not enough to save it from going down under. The company future will be determined after discussions with the shareholders the company says.
The sudden shut down of the airlines have left travelers stuck outside, feeling like refugees according to one tweeter.
Wataniya Airways is advising it’s travelers to proceed to Kuwait or Jazeera Airways counter and present their ticket for an alternative seat upon availability. Not a nice move for sure, leaving people stranded in wait for an open seat. Who will pay for their accommodation meanwhile you have to wonder.
This leaves Kuwait with the old and struggling Kuwait Airways, under the discussion to be privatized, and the low cost Jazeera Airways.
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