Wataniya Airways ceases flights

KUWAIT-based Wataniya Airways ceased flying on March 16 simply leaving a statement from its board on the company website.

It said: ‘The board of Wataniya Airways met today 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.

‘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 16.

‘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 16, 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 protected].

Both Jazeera Airways and Kuwait Airways pitched in to help stranded passengers following the announcement.