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Kuwait launches air bridge to evacuate its citizens from abroad

Kuwait launches air bridge to evacuate its citizens from abroad
The first flights were operated by Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways
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Mubasher: Kuwait International Airport on Sunday received two passenger flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi as part of the air bridge flights to evacuate Kuwaiti nationals from abroad amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The flights were operated by Kuwait Airways, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Moreover, a third flight arriving from Riyadh via Jazeera Airways also landed in the Kuwait airport earlier today. 

In this regard, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that the first phase of the evacuation plan, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, is going smoothly.

According to the statement, this is the first of five phases and it includes 75 flights to 16 destinations, namely Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Manama, Doha, Cairo, Alexandria, Amman, London, Istanbul, Ankara, Paris, and Geneva.

All cabin crews participating in the air bridge underwent scanning and disinfection procedures as part of precautionary and preventive measures against the novel virus.

It is noteworthy that Kuwait Airways' flights will arrive at Terminal 4, while flights operated by Jazeera Airways and other airlines will arrive at Terminal 1.