By Michael Moran
October 25, 2017
Earlier this year two University of Minnesota researchers analysed airline maps and found that several Middle-East-based airlines, including Kuwait Airways, used ones with Israel removed.
Now a new investigation ordered by German Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt will examine whether Kuwait Airways’ established policy of refusing to fly Israeli passengers violates aviation law.
This is separate to already in-progress legal proceedings started by US-based pro-Israel nonprofit legal group The Lawfare Project in support of an Israeli traveller who booked a ticket with Kuwait Airways to fly from Frankfurt to Bangkok, only to be refused at the last minute when it emerged that he was an Israeli citizen.