Tag Archives | Kuwait Airways

Airlines Continue Using Iraqi and Iranian Airspace

Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Persian Gulf airlines still fly in Iranian and Iraqi airspace and to cities in both countries since Iran and the United States traded military strikes. “Iranian airspace is important for all carriers in this region,” said Adil al-Ghaith, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Persian Gulf, Middle East and […]

Iraqi Airways' First Kuwait Flights since 1990

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraqi Airways will resume flights to Kuwait on Saturday for the first time since the invasion in 1990. In December, Kuwait Airways dropped legal cases against Iraqi Airways in return for compensation of $500 million. However, Kuwait's state-run airline has not resumed flights to Iraq. Iraqi Airways flies to regional […]

Kuwait ratifies $500m Settlement with Iraqi Airways

By John Lee. Kuwait MPs have overwhelmingly ratified the $500-million settlement deal to end the 22-year-old dispute between Kuwaiti Airways Corporation (KAC) and Iraqi Airways. Iraqi Airways agreed in July to pay the compensation to KAC for damages caused by Saddam Hussein's troops during the 1990-91 invasion of Kuwait. Kuwait says 10 of its planes as […]

Iraq "Won’t Pay Kuwait Before Airline Lawsuit Dropped"

By John Lee. According to the general secretary of the Iraqi Cabinet, Ali al-Allaq, Iraq will not pay compensation to Kuwait Airways for a debt dispute before Kuwait drops legal claims against Iraqi Airways. Under an agreement reached in March, the two countries decided that Kuwait would abandon all lawsuits against Iraqi Airways in return […]

Iraq Resolves Long-Running Disputes With Kuwait

Iraq announced on Wednesday that it had finalised several agreements with Kuwait on long-running disputes, including the issue of of compensation to Kuwaiti Airways from Iraqi Airways. Under the deal, Iraq will pay Kuwait $300 million in cash and will invest another $200 million in a joint Iraqi-Kuwaiti airline venture, to settle a claim by […]

Iraq's Assets Subject to Seizure?

The passing of control of the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) to the Iraqi government may make the assets vulnerable to seizure. A lawyer for Kuwait Airways told Bloomberg in an interview that “the class of assets against which we can seek enforcement has expanded.” Christopher Gooding (pictured), a partner at London-based Fasken Martineau, said: […]

Iraqi Airways Sells Old Fleet

The state-owned Iraqi Airways is offering one of its old Boeing jetliners for sale as scrap as it continues to sell off the remnants of a decades-old fleet that was moved to neighbouring countries after Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The 737-200, parked for years at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, had been […]

Kuwait May Attempt to Seize Iraqi Assets

Kuwait Airways will seek compensation from Iraq for having allegedly stolen its aviation equipment and 10 aircrafts worth $1.2 billion during the first Gulf war, according to a report from Al-Arabiya. A lawyer from the Airline is quoted as telling Iraq Oil Report that the company will seek to enforce a 2006 English Supreme Court […]