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Kuwait Airways announces Adel al-Sanea as acting CEO

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Kuwait Airways announced that Adel al-Sanea will be the new Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, the airline said in a statement on Monday.

Al-Sanea will be replacing Kamel al-Awadi until a new CEO is appointed in his place.

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The airline thanked al-Sanea for his efforts during his time in the company and wished him good luck in his future endeavors.

Last week, Kuwait Airways formed a new board of directors in a meeting led by Chairman Ali Al-Dukhan, the state carrier said. The talks appointed Faisal al-Ghareeb as Deputy Chairman of the board as well the remaining board members, who will each serve a three-year term, according to a statement by the airline.

Earlier in May, state-owned Kuwait Airways was reported by Reuters to have been planning to lay off 1,500 employees - 25 percent of its workforce - due to the impact on its business of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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