Kuwait Air Considers New U.S Route Despite Travel Restrictions
uwait Airways Co. is considering adding a flight to Washington D.C. or Chicago despite mounting U.S. travel restrictions, as the Gulf carrier revives long-standing efforts to better compete with its more prosperous regional rivals.
The additions, which may also include new service to Seoul, Manchester, Sarajevo or airports in China, Morocco and Saudi Arabia, are part of a wide-ranging restructuring as Kuwait Air aims to return to profit and lure more high-end customers, Chairman Sami Al-Rushaid said in an interview.
There will be a “moderate expansion,” said Al-Rushaid, noting some routes may start as early as this year. A reinstatement of a U.S. travel ban on people entering the country from six predominantly Muslim nations won’t halt the deliberations. “We will continue with our expansion plans regardless.”