According to the report, Kuwait has decided to disallow landing of Air India and ‘Indian’ flights at its capital from July 1. Now, the passengers are waiting for the outcome of the crucial talks between civil aviation authorities of both the countries.
In New Delhi, the second round of negotiations is going on and the Indian Ambassador in Kuwait and Civil Aviation Ministry joint secretary are also planning to go for discussion with their counterparts in Kuwait till next month.
Air-India operates 12 flights every week to Kuwait, and ‘Indian’ operates six flights on the same sector from different destinations in India.
A local newspaper has written as if the flights between India and Kuwait will be halted, the services of Air India and ‘Indian’ to Kuwait will be heavily disturbed.
On the other hand, the travel agents have received no information regarding stop booking in the flights of Indian national carrier. They have no information that Kuwait DGCA has stop fights of Air India and ‘Indian’.
One of the travel agents said that the Passengers, who have bookings in these airlines, are asking us regarding the news came in media. There is a great uncertainty. Another agent said:
We will continue to do the bookings unless we receive any message from the Indian national carriers to stop the bookings.
Kuwait DGCA has issued a notice to Air India and ‘Indian’ and said that it will not receive any flights of the airlines from July one.
Earlier, Kuwait had asked India to increase seat capacities of Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways to and from India and the Indian civil aviation authority had reportedly denied the request that sparked the problem between them.