Kuwait Airways has internal troubles, but back in Iraq
Kuwait has suspended Sami al-Nisf, the chairman of state-owned Kuwait Airways in a dispute over his plans to buy five used aircraft from India's Jet Airways. The company has since abandoned these plans. Reuters reported that the government had requested to stop the A330 aircraft acquisition, which was announced on 24 November.
Just a few days before, on 20 November, the Kuwaiti national carrier marked its first flights to Iraq for 23 years, when the emirate was invaded by its northern neighbour. Najaf airport, which is now served twice a week, was chosen over Baghdad as a maiden destination due to the city's relative safety. Iraqi Airways resumed its own direct Baghdad - Kuwait City flights in February.