PAL Ends Kuwait

9 April 2018

The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) deployment ban to Kuwait prompted flag carrier Philippine Airlines to suspend flight services to Kuwait beginning May 14.

PAL said the OFW travel ban to Kuwait has made regular operations economically unsustainable, as the airline mostly caters to the Filipino market, hence the need to suspend these flights to Kuwait until such time that market conditions on the route improve or after the lifting of the suspension order.

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers last February 12, after series of injuries and death to a number of overseas Filipino workers, mostly domestic workers, in the Gulf State.

The airline said regular schedule would commence after signing of the agreement by Kuwait for the protection of Filipino workers.

According to Kuwait's Foreign Ministry, there are 170,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait, majority of whom are house helpers and one half of whom travel back home every year for vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Passengers can still take KU. They already deploy their gorgeous 777-300ER with the latest products. And unlike EK, EY and QR, Economy is in a comfortable 3-3-3 layout.