KAC dismisses reports on stalled delivery of second Boeing aircraft

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) denied on Tuesday the veracity of reports claiming that aviation giant Boeing has refused to deliver its second “B777-300ER” aircraft to KAC on financial grounds.

In a statement to the press, the world’s largest aerospace company noted that KAC cited technical reasons for not having received the aircraft yet, adding that such procedures are customary in the aviation business.

Moreover, the statement added that it is incumbent upon Boeing to ensure that the Kuwaiti national carrier’s strategy for change ultimately comes to fruition. KAC is due to receive its second “B777-300ER” aircraft out of a fleet of 10, in a process that will adhere to the strictest aviation procedures, the statement pointed out.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Monday denied press reports that it was negotiating with a neighboring country to import natural gas. The press reports issued in neighboring countries that Kuwait was negotiating with one of those nations to import natural gas are not correct, KPC said in a statement to KUNA.

Kuwait, it added, has been importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from international market and global companies with good prices since 2009. Kuwait’s importation of LNG aimed at honoring demands of domestic market, said KPC. KPC said it would spare no effort to meet LNG demands, either through increasing local gas production or importing from international market.

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