Kuwait Air­ways se­cures in­de­pen­dent com­mer­cial li­cense for Turkey op­er­a­tions

Branch Reg­is­tra­tion to re­duce op­er­a­tional costs on Turkey routes

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

Kuwait Air­ways, the Na­tional Car­rier, yes­ter­day an­nounced that it has con­cluded a year-long ne­go­ti­a­tion to ob­tain com­mer­cial li­cens­ing that will al­low the air­line to op­er­ate com­mer­cially in­de­pen­dently of any Turkey rep­re­sen­ta­tion com­pany.

Based on op­er­a­tional and com­mer­cial re­quire­ments, Kuwait Air­ways Mar­ket­ing and Sales depart­ment has de­cided to pro­ceed with branch reg­is­tra­tion in Is­tan­bul to en­able Kuwait na­tional flag car­rier to op­er­ate as a com­mer­cial air­line in­de­pen­dently in Turkey with­out be­ing rep­re­sented by any lo­cal com­pany .

Since 2006, ACM (Air char­ter Mar­ket) was the com­pany rep­re­sent­ing Kuwait Air­ways’ com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties and in­ter­ests, in Turkey. This new com­mer­cial deal means that all avi­a­tion-re­lated gov­ern­ment trans­ac­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tions with air­port au­thor­i­ties can be done di­rectly . As part of com­pli­ance of of­fi­cial for­mal­i­ties and de­tailed de­lib­er­a­tions ap­pli­ca­tion to the Trade Reg­istry & Is­tan­bul Cham­ber of Com­merce has been made in or­der to fa­cil­i­tate Kuwait Air­ways Is­tan­bul Branch reg­is­tra­tion com­ple­tion which suc­cess­fully, fol­lowed by Reg­is­tra­tion with the Tax Of­fice and ap­pli­ca­tion for ob­tain­ing Tax ID Num­ber af­ter phys­i­cal visit from the Tax Of­fice

The im­me­di­ate im­pact of ob­tain­ing com­mer­cial li­cense will mean that Kuwait Air­ways :

1- Claim for VAT re­fund for all op­er­a­tional ex­pensed in Turkey .

2- The ca­pa­bil­ity to run sales ac­tiv­ity in­de­pen­dently of Gen­eral sales agent .

3- The ca­pa­bil­ity to op­er­ate to ma­jor air­ports and cities in Turkey .

4- Ter­mi­na­tion of con­tract with lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive com­pany sav­ing the con­se­quent cost.

5- The ca­pa­bil­ity of ter­mi­na­tion of Gen­eral sales agent con­tract and self-han­dling .

Kuwait Air­ways’ new com­mer­cial li­cense will also al­low the na­tional car­rier to run and man­age in­de­pen­dent of­fices across.

Com­ment­ing on the new deal, Kuwait Air­ways’ As­sis­tant-Di­rec­tor Mar­ket­ing & Sales, for Plan­ning and pas­sen­ger Sales, Shorouq Al Awwadi, said:

“Kuwait Air­ways is work­ing con­tin­u­ously to en­hance the travel ex­pe­ri­ence of our pas­sen­gers, en­hance the ef­fec­tive­ness of our op­er­a­tions - through an in­te­grated pres­ence in the main mar­kets - and to search for ways to re­duce op­er­at­ing ex­penses and in­crease per­for­mance ef­fi­ciency.”“This ap­proach is at the core of our five-year trans­for­ma­tion strat­egy and we will con­tinue to work on re­duc­ing the num­ber of in­ter­me­di­aries, across all touch­points of our op­er­a­tions, so as to be able to com­mu­ni­cate di­rectly with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and so di­rectly en­hance and man­age the de­gree of qual­ity con­trol - at all stages of our op­er­a­tions.”

Kuwait Air­ways is cur­rently wit­ness­ing im­pres­sive ex­pan­sion along its ex­ist­ing Turk­ish routes and this is re­flected in the in­creased fre­quen­cies that will be ef­fec­tive 30th Oc­to­ber 2016, for sum­mer and win­ter sched­ule by 10 fre­quency per week with dif­fer­ent air­craft type.

KUWAIT: The In­te­rior Min­istry an­nounced that it con­ducted a suc­cess­ful evac­u­a­tion drill at the Cen­tral Jail yes­ter­day, un­der su­per­vi­sion of Ma­jor Gen­eral Ma­jid Al-Ma­jid, the As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­i­ties’ Sec­tor.

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