Fifth freedom services ‘not a profitable way to operate a flight’: Kuwait Airways deputy CEO

Kuwait Airways deputy CEO Kamil Al-Awadhi said the airline suspended fifth freedom services, including KuwaitBangkokManila and Kuwait-London-New York as it is “not a profitable way to operate a flight” (Arabian Aerospace, 12-Sep-2017). Mr Al-Awadhi said such services are no longer viable due to lower yields, commenting: “There was a time, when yield was a lot higher, when you could dilute the cost of landing and parking”.

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