KUWAIT: Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced yesterday the cancellation of Kuwait Wataniya Airways’ operating certificate permit after three months of suspension.

 DGCA official spokesperson Saad Al-Otaibi had said in a statement to Al-Jarida daily that DGCA applied its legal measures gradually as it first suspended Wataniya Airways permit for three months due to delays of the 1,500 passengers whose flights on the aircraft had been cancelled since August 26. Which allowed the company an opportunity to make tangible overhaul of its services, but it was not utilized nor did the company introduced immediate reforms to its operations. Otaibi noted that this decision comes from DGCA’s keenness on preserving air traffic control in the national aviation sector and Kuwait’s image abroad, as well as passengers’ interests and safety. – KUNA