Kuwait Opens Airport. More Than 10,000 Tickets Cancelled
As Kuwait opened its Airport for commercial operation today, according to reports, more than 10,000 tickets will be cancelled after the sudden decision to ban commercial aviation with 31 countries.
Reports said that this decision caused an economic catastrophe and heavy losses for some airlines, travel and tourism offices.
Earlier several airlines opened booking to destinations including India and Egypt where a large number of expatriates booked their ticket to travel back to Kuwait. However, on Friday, Kuwait bans people from 7 countries from entering Kuwait. Whereas from Egypt and Lebanon, the cancellation was on last minute. According to source, the first Lebanon flight arrived Kuwait today before the ban was announced with around 200 passengers, all carrying PCR certificate and allowed to enter Kuwait. However, all other flights got cancelled in the last moment, which caused a huge loss for some airlines.
Report says that on the first day of the opening of the Airport, Seven flights scheduled to enter Kuwait got cancelled before they took off from Egypt.