Kuwait resumes commercial flights with India
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Kuwait resumes commercial flights with India

Kuwait resumes commercial flights with India

Kuwait’s aviation authority has confirmed that five flights will operate per day between the two countries

Kuwait will resume direct commercial flights with India starting from Tuesday, September 6, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed on Monday.

The DGCA has scheduled five flights a day depending on the seat capacity agreed upon by the two countries and the cabinet’s recent decision to increase the airport’s capacity, Aviation Control director Raed Al-Taher said.

He also stressed the importance of abiding by the health regulations to avoid any violations, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Flights to India and certain other countries were suspended several months ago due to concerns about the pandemic.

Last month, the cabinet announced that commercial flights would resume with six countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Nepal and Sri Lanka. However, it did not specify any specific timeline.

Read: Kuwait to resume flights with six countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt

Commercial flights with Egypt resumed on Sunday.

The decision comes following a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Kuwait.

The country’s Health Ministry reported 71 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections reported in the country to 410,413.

It also recorded one death, with the death toll now at 2,425. The ministry also announced that 179 patients recovered from the virus, increasing the total number of recoveries to 406,137.

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