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Third phase of Kuwaiti citizens repatriation plan ends in success

KUWAIT: Citizens emerge out of Kuwait International Airport upon arrival as part of the third phase of the state’s repatriation plan. – Photo by Fouad Al-Shaikh

KUWAIT: The third phase of Kuwaiti citizens’ repatriation plan successfully ended on Wednesday, part of an operation to bring back nationals amidst spread of the novel coronavirus. Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways operated 32 flights during the third phase to cities in the Arabian Gulf countries, and Western capitals.

The two airliners operated 12 flights to London, eight to Manchester, three to New York, three to Glasgow, and two flights to each of Dublin and the Saudi city of Hael. One flight was operated to each of Moscow, Armenia, Kiev and Warsaw. The fourth phase starts today and will include 22 flights to US cities of Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas and Washington State, Canada’s Montreal, Australia’s Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Singapore and Al-Najaf.

The fourth phase will be operated by Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways, Etihad and Qatar Airways. The Foreign Ministry is leading the repatriation plan and had launched, on April 10, a website ( for the citizens to register their information before they were repatriated. – KUNA

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