Kuwait Airways drops New York-London route over discrimination against Israelis

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Washington, Jan 16: The Kuwait Airline has decide to shut the service between New York and London to avoid selling tickets to Israelis from January 18 onwards, media reported.

The decision has been taken after US sent a warning to Kuwait Airways over discrimination against Israelis.

Kuwait drops New York-London flight

"The official Kuwaiti airline chose to end its service effective on January 18 as opposed to its discrimination policy," the US Department of Transportation said in a statement, reported the New York Times.

The decision will not hit the direct flight between New York and Kuwait city as Israelis are not allowed in Kuwait. They are not granted visas.

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It was 1980 when Kuwait Airways started flying to New York thrice in a week, on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with flights stopping in London before continuing on to Kuwait City.

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