Kuwait Airways to NY security stopover

Kuwait Airways announced on Friday that its weekly flight to the US John F Kennedy airport in New York will include a stopover at Ireland's Shannon Airport as part of extraordinary security precautions.

The flight programme has been changed as part of coordination between Kuwaiti and American authorities, aimed at providing maximum security and safety for passengers, reported the Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).

According to Kuwait Airways, the stopover at the Irish airport will not exceed two-and-a-half hours, added Kuna.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK