Wataniya Airways ceases all operations from Wednesday Claims for loss can be registered
KUWAIT CITY, March 16: The Board of Wataniya Airways met Wednesday to discuss the company’s financial condition and options for the company going forward. As a result, the Board has decided to call a meeting of the company’s shareholders as soon as possible to discuss the future course of the company, says a statement issued by Wataniya Airways.
In the meantime, given the current financial situation of the company and the lack of fair trade requirements in the local market, as well as the difficult political and security situation in the region, the Board has decided to cease all Wataniya Airways operations with the return of its last scheduled flight to Kuwait tonight, March 16th 2011.
The Board of Wataniya Airways apologises unreservedly to all parties for the inconvenience and disruption this will cause.
Those guests with flights booked after March 16th 2011, will need to make alternative travel arrangements. Guests should contact Wataniya Airways to register their claims for the loss of their Wataniya Airways flight or holiday on email@example.com
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State of Kuwait
Today is a sad day for all Wataniya Airways employees, our shareholders, and our loyal and valued guests. Over the last two years, together we have written a new chapter in Kuwaiti aviation history. In doing so, we have sought to deliver the very best services that air travel has to offer, achieved new benchmarks and created a proud and remarkable record. Further information will be communicated to our shareholders, guests, and the general public in a press conference set for next week as well as the extraordinary general assembly meeting the timing of which will be announced as soon as possible.
Recently, Wataniya Airways, Kuwait’s best airline, in cooperation with the Egyptian Embassy in Kuwait and travel agents, has launched a tourism initiative called ‘We Love Egypt’ to encourage tourism to Egypt following the revolution on Jan 25. The initiative was launched with a special visit by tourists flying with Watanya Airways from Kuwait to Sharm El Sheikh and Cairo.
Jassim Al Qames, Wataniya Airways’ Head of Public Relations said: “As a national Kuwaiti carrier, we are proud to take part in this Arab show of support and help build a new bridge of love and communication between the Kuwaiti and Egyptian peoples.
“This initiative is to support the tourism industry in Egypt and help it return to normal, especially in key tourism areas such as Sharm El Sheikh and Cairo. Egypt always attracted many visitors from Kuwait and it is now open and ready to welcome them again.”
Wataniya Airways, Kuwait’s best airline, commenced operations in January 2009 and had flights to Beirut, Cairo, Dubai, Istanbul and Vienna. The premium carrier also has a code-share and interline partnership with Austrian Airlines allowing it to serve 29 attractive European destinations via Vienna.
Wataniya Airways offered advantageous services and schedules geared to the specific demands of discerning travellers flying to and from Kuwait. Operating four A320 aircraft with a low seating capacity of 122 seats, Wataniya Airways offered passengers more comfort and space than any other scheduled airline within the same aircraft class. BusinessFirst offered industry leading comfort, utility, dedicated business facilities and personal service, while Premium Economy delivered business class ease and comfort for economy guests. In Kuwait, Wataniya Airways operateed from Sheikh Saad Terminal, delivering unprecedented levels of exclusivity, convenience, and efficiency on the ground to all its guests.http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDeta ... fault.aspx