The order was originally announced as an MOU at last year’s Dubai Airshow and is executed through its capacity provider Golden Falcon Aviation.
The Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted KAC as saying that the flight safely landed back at the airport shortly after take off, and that international safety checks were carried out.
The DGCA resumed traffic at the airport after the improvement of the visibility level, head of the Air Aviation Department at the DGCA Emad Al-Senosi told KUNA.
The aircraft wears Jazeera Airways’ standard livery featuring various shades of blue, however the word “neo” is written underneath the airline’s logo to promote the new aircraft type. The Kuwait budget carrier will offer a two class configuration onboard with both economy and a European style business class.
Kuwait Airways has refuted news reports alleging that it had received directives from Saudi authorities to ban Qatari passengers from boarding its planes to perform Umrah (Lesser pilgrimage).
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The agreement covers regulation of transport rights and freight services, and the bases of air operations.