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‘Qataris not banned from Umrah flights’

Kuwait Airways refutes news reports

KUWAIT CITY, June 11, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways (KA) has refuted news reports circulated over receiving directives from Saudi authorities to ban Qatari passengers from boarding its planes to perform Umrah (Lesser pilgrimage).

Kuwait Airways Chairman Yousef Al-Jasem said in a press statement that the Kuwaiti national carrier has never received a request from the Saudi authorities to ban Qatari passengers from using the company’s aircraft to perform Umrah.

However, it has received a request calling to permit Qatari passengers to board the company’s planes without a prior consent, he confirmed. The Saudi authorities have designated King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammad bin Abdulziz Airport in Madinah to receive the Qatari passengers wishing to perform Umrah

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