17 May 2020

Beating COVID-19 restrictions: Kuwaitis take to charter flights in record numbers

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Demand for private charter flights is soaring in Kuwait, with Cairo, Turkey and Beirut being the preferred destinations. There is also take up among those Kuwaitis wanting to return from the US, London, Dubai and Iran.
Mohammad Al Bashir of World Traveler said his company received a request from Kuwaiti citizens wishing to return from Houston, Texas, on a flight carrying five passengers and costing about $180,000. Flights operated for similar services from Dubai and Turkey cost about 6,000 dinars ($19,500), and reaching 15,000 dinars ($48,500) from Turkey. “The cost increases proportionally to the number of passengers and the flight distance.)

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