Kuwait Airways CEO resigns after less than a year in the job

No reason was given for Sanea's resignation, which comes as airlines globally continue to be hit by the coronavirus crisis

  
Boeing 747 from Kuwait Airways on its way down for landing in Doha. Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait, with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport,

Boeing 747 from Kuwait Airways on its way down for landing in Doha. Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait, with its head office on the grounds of Kuwait International Airport,

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KUWAIT- Kuwait Airways said on Sunday that its board of directors had accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Adel al-Sanea and had appointed Issa al-Haddad to the interim position.

Sanea was appointed acting CEO last September, replacing Kamil al-Awadhi who has since joined industry lobby group, the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

No reason was given for Sanea's resignation, which comes as airlines globally continue to be hit by the coronavirus crisis.

Kuwait Airways is owned by the Kuwaiti government and was a loss-making airline before the pandemic struck.

(Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy, writing Alexander Cornwell Editing by Gareth Jones) ((Alexander.Cornwell@thomsonreuters.com;))

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