Kuwait Airways Closes London – New York Reservations from mid-Dec 2015

Kuwait Airways starting this week has ceased ticket sales on London Heathrow – New York JFK route, “after the Transportation Department threatened legal action for its refusal to sell tickets to Israelis”, according to report from USAToday. In the GDS, every Kuwait Airways operating sector lists following remark “Israeli Passport Holders are not allowed to travel on KU”.

The airline has been operating Kuwait City – London Heathrow – New York JFK route since late-1970s, with full traffic rights on London Heathrow – New York JFK sector since December 1981, according to data from OAG.

KU will continue to operate Kuwait City – London Heathrow – New York JFK and Kuwait City – New York JFK sector, 3 weekly flights each.

Kuwait City – New York JFK
KU117 KWI0955 – 1620JFK 777 357
KU118 JFK2100 – 1755+1KWI 777 357

Kuwait City – London Heathrow – New York JFK
KU101 KWI0955 – 1350LHR1530 – 1840JFK 777 246
KU102 JFK2100 – 0900+1LHR1030+1 – 1955+1KWI 777 246

A340 will be operating from 31DEC15.