Cairo: Kuwait’s civil aviation authorities said Monday that they will allow Egypt’s national carrier to temporarily operate flights to transport foreign residents in the Gulf country to Cairo.
A daily flight will take place starting from Wednesday until March 30, Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) added, according to Al Rai newspaper.
The step comes in response to a request from Egypt,it said.
“The Kuwaiti authorities have granted EgyptAir the right to commercial operation of one daily flight for a week [to transport] residents in Kuwait wishing to depart to Egypt,” DGCA said. There was no immediate comment from Egyptian authorities.
Both Egypt and Kuwait have already halted flights with the outside world as part of their precautions to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
Egypt has a large expatriate community in Kuwait.