KUWAIT AIRWAYS: “We’d rather lose the lucrative London to New York route than be forced to carry Israelis”

Kuwait Air is ending its passenger service between New York to London over the carrier’s refusal to carry Israeli passengers. 


Times of Israel  “The US Department of Transportation will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, and has mandated that the airline immediately cease that practice and allow Israeli passengers to travel between the US and London,” said Anthony Foxx, the transportation secretary.

The department had informed Kuwait Air in September that its policies were in violation of US law. In October, Kuwait Air responded to the department saying that Kuwaiti law banned the transport of Israeli citizens and argued that implementing that policy in the United States did not violate US law.