Kuwait plans resumption of commercial flights

Kuwait suspended all international flights to and from the country since March 13, except for repatriation flights. (File/AFP)
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Updated 12 June 2020

Kuwait plans resumption of commercial flights

  • The gradual reopening plan has to abide by regulations by relevant international organizations
  • The report did not mention details pertaining to the plan or proposed dates

DUBAI: Kuwait’s Higher Committee for Re-operating Flights at Kuwait International Airport will consider proposals for a gradual resumption of commercial flights.
The gradual reopening plan has to abide by regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization and other relevant international organizations, according to Salman Al-Sabah, Chief of General Administration of Kuwaiti Civil Aviation, in a report from state news agency KUNA.
The committee will oversee the implementation of the plan and the adoption of international safety regulations, Al-Sabah added.
The report did not mention details pertaining to the plan or proposed dates.
Kuwait suspended all international flights to and from the country since March 13 to curb the spread of coronavirus, with the exception of repatriation flights.
Late in May, the daily Kuwait Times reported that civil aviation authorities would implement a gradual resumption of commercial flights upon government approval, which will be implemented in three phases.
Kuwait International Airport will resume 20-30 percent of operations during the first phase and up to 60 percent in the second, civil aviation spokesperson Saad Al-Oteibi said, without detailing a specific timeframe.
Airport authorities will implement strict measures, such as using thermal cameras, applying social distancing, creating a new seating chart inside planes and a changed setup inside the airport, he added.


Gas explosion shakes building in Tehran, one person injured

Updated 27 min 7 sec ago

Gas explosion shakes building in Tehran, one person injured

  • Several gas cylinders kept in a basement blew up, damaging the building and injuring a resident
  • There have been several explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June

DUBAI: A gas explosion shook a residential building in Iran's capital Tehran on Saturday, injuring one person, the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted the city fire department as saying.
Several gas cylinders kept in a basement blew up, damaging the building and injuring a resident, a fire department spokesman told ISNA.
There have been several explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.

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