Kuwait Airways is to cancel its Kuala Lumpur service as well as its onward connection to Jakarta as part of its network restructuring.

The carrier is also axing the Egyptian destinations of Alexandria and Sohag.

Kuwait Airways says the changes will take effect from 28 March, ahead of the 2016 summer season.

The airline has also confirmed the cancellation of its transatlantic connection from London Heathrow to New York JFK.

Kuwait Airways’ chief executive had previously told Flightglobal that the airline was seeking to reduce the number of onward links in its network.

The airline states that it is “progressively withdrawing from poorly-performing routes” which are not contributing to its profitable development.

Kuwait Airways adds that it is aiming to build frequencies on non-stop connections. It will serve Manila with three new weekly flights from 28 March and adds that it will operate increased services to London and New York during the winter 2016-17 season.

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