Kuwait Airways Halts Inter-European Flights After Charges by Israelis

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By Jewish News Service

Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has halted all inter-European routes in order to avoid “further civil and criminal charges” in Europe for its refusal to allow Israeli citizens to fly on its airline, according to the Lawfare Project, a U.S.-based nonprofit legal think tank that has challenged the airline’s policies in European courts.

In mid-April, Lawfare Project Swiss Council Philippe Grumbach filed an administrative complaint with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation as well as a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor General against Kuwait Airways Corporation on behalf of an Israeli national living in Switzerland who was denied a ticket on the Kuwait Airways flight from Geneva to Frankfurt, Germany.

The complaint was based on the airline’s violation of the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals from discrimination based on race, religion and ethnicity, the Lawfare Project said.

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