Kuwait Airways ends Beirut flights amid Syria war fears
Move follows US warnings of possible military response to suspected chemical attack in Syria
By Mohamed Ibrahim
Kuwait Airways on Thursday announced that all its flights to
In a tweet, Kuwait’s flagship national carrier attributed the decision to warnings received by the Greek Cypriot authorities against “flying close to Lebanese airspace”.
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia of a possible U.S. military response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian city of Douma.
The airline’s decision also follows warnings by the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), which on Tuesday called on regional air carriers to exercise caution when flying over the eastern Mediterranean, prompting several airlines to change their routes.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.