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Wataniya Airways eyes summer relaunch

Kuwaiti carrier Wataniya Airways hopes to resume operations this summer after a six-year absence.

The airline is to use the Airbus A320 for its services; a pair of 2014-vintage aircraft, MSNs 6080 and 6116, are about to enter its fleet.

Both units are owned by Air Arabia, according to Airfinance Journal’s Fleet Tracker.

Last year Wataniya Airways listed the UAE, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq as destinations for its first year of resumed operations. In the subsequent year it said it would target Lebanon, Jordan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

Local media say Wataniya is awaiting approval from the Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The airline launched operations in 2009 and operated a fleet of seven A320s, mostly leased from Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO, when it was grounded in 2011.

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