- The company does not depend on the movement of domestic workers for employment. The number is simple and not economically feasible.
- “Civil Aviation” has restricted the entry of 600 domestic workers into the country
Kuwait City, March 17: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Airways, Ali Muhammad Al-Dukhan, said that most of the domestic workers are the travel destinations for Kuwait Airways, except for the Republic of Nepal, and the destinations are the Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and 7 destinations in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Koch, Madras, Ahmedabad, and Trivandrum.
In his response to a parliamentary question obtained by Al-Anba, Al-Dukhan stated that the General Administration of Civil Aviation has set a certain number of seats for flights to Kuwait in order to bring in domestic workers, equivalent to 600 seats per day, which are distributed between Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways as well as companies Aviation belonging to the countries from which domestic workers are recruited, noting that operating flights from those countries come in accordance with health requirements set by the Ministry of Health and the General Administration of Civil Aviation.
Al-Dukhan said that the share of Kuwait Airways from the aforementioned operation (600 seats per day) is 240 seats per day only from all countries according to the seat quota approved for Kuwait Airways by the General Administration of Civil Aviation, so that this seat capacity is distributed which is based on «Kuwait. »By running to it by day and by week.
He added: “Accordingly, Kuwait Airways does not depend on the movement of domestic workers for employment, as that small number will not enable it to be economically feasible. Rather, Kuwait Airways depends on the movement of passengers from Kuwait in addition to the movement of domestic workers and the transit movement, if any. Through Kuwait International Airport, as well as approvals of civil aviation authorities in Kuwait and civil aviation authorities in other countries to operate these lines.
He said that «Kuwaiti» operates about 20 flights per week to the countries of domestic workers, so that there are 3 flights to Dhaka, a trip to Colombo, a trip to Manila, a trip to Ahmedabad, two flights to Bangalore, two flights to Mumbai, 3 flights to Delhi, two flights to Cochin and two flights to Madras And 3 trips to Trivandrum.
As for ticket prices for these flights, Al-Dukhan said that these prices were set according to the circular issued by the General Administration of Civil Aviation on December 6, 2020, and they are as follows: 145 dinars to Dhaka in Bangladesh, 145 to Colombo in Sri Lanka, 220 dinars to Manila in the Philippines and 110 dinars to India, Note that these prices include taxes and fees, according to the General Administration of Civil Aviation letter.
Al-Dukhan stressed that Kuwait Airways is following the regulations and laws established and decided by the Ministry of Health and the General Administration of Civil Aviation regarding bringing domestic workers to Kuwait in light of the current circumstances of the Corona pandemic, and in accordance with the circulars of the General Administration of Civil Aviation regarding the recruitment of domestic workers to Kuwait through the platform «safety »Since the platform belongs to the Nass Ground Services Company, Kuwait Airways Company cooperates with them to organize the arrival of workers to Kuwait International Airport and register them through a safety application and exclude those who did not abide by the terms of the circulars.