On June 3, Kuwait startup Wataniya Airways plans to inaugurate five-times-weekly service to Damascus, Syria, with an Airbus A320 expected to be delivered this week. The addition is part of a network expansion that includes a new route to Amman, Jordan, and added frequencies to Beirut and Cairo. At the same time, Wataniya’s parent company, Kuwait National Airways (KNA), reported a loss of 1.7 million Kuwait dinars ($5.9 million), which was entirely due to the launch of the carrier and a new ...

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