Will the airline ever pay?

i read in alaqabas this morning that the supreme court has ordered wataniya airways to pay the passengers who bought tickets prior to its collapse, a 500 kd compensation in addition to the value of their tickets - this group of passengers had already sued the airline through bassam alasousi who won the case and released this statement today.

the question is will they ever pay and where will the money come from?

    7 Responses to “Will the airline ever pay?”

    1. sarah says:

      If the Kuwait court orders them to pay, don't they have to pay? I'm sure they are able to pay. Just pay all these people and resume flying, the concept was correct. I have never seen a country that so needs the correct foreign expertise than Kuwait. The problem is at this point, you will have to fly the 'big guns' from Dubai because quality executives will never live here. But in the long run it will be worth hiring the correct expertise who I don't think ever really came in here.

    2. ted says:

      Thank you for referencing this newspaper – it seems like they are better journalists than the Arab Times which I tend to not believe what they write half the time. I don't read Arabic, so I appreciate getting some real news on key subjects and I am very interested in these types of stories. Anything lately on the rader at the airport in this paper? What ever happened to the whistleblowers, did they get the attention of the authorites?

    3. They can't pay if they do not have any money. Isn't that why they closed down in the first place? Lack of funds…

      I miss them and really wish another new airline would step up to the plate. :)

    4. 965malls says:

      i guess expatandthecity is spot on with her answer, there's no cash!

    5. 965malls says:

      hey ted, sorry for the late reply… busy day..
      alqabas is the best source in my opinion, especially when it comes to economic pages – the latest story on the radar is the one we have posted on may 12, and it is self explanatory RE the attention of the authorities: http://www.965malls.com/it-seems-that-walking-int

    6. RealDubaiLife says:

      How about they pay the cabin crew first?? I am one of the crew who did not get paid my last three months salary and had to purchase my own ticket out of Kuwait!

    7. 965malls says:

      So sorry to hear that!! Hope they pay you back one day

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