256,000 passengers used airport in Eid holiday

KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation Sheikh Salman Sabah Salim Al-Humoud Al-Sabah tours the airport’s new Terminal 4. – KUNA

KUWAIT: Up to 256,000 passengers have used the Kuwait International Airport during Eid Al-Fitr holiday, through 1,700 flights, said Director General of Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Eng Yusuf Al-Fawzan. Fawzan made the statement on the sidelines of an inspection tour by DGCA Chairman Sheikh Salman Sabah Salim Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, to the airport’s Terminal 1 and the new Terminal 4.

In spite of the rising numbers of passengers, movement at the airport is proceeding normally and smoothly, in line with a set plan, Fawzan noted. During the visit, Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud highly appreciated the efforts by the bodies operating at the airport, with the Interior Ministry and the General Administration of Customs and the DGCA on top. Earlier, the DGCA said that they had made improvements at Terminal 1 for the summer season.

A dust storm had affected traffic at Kuwait International Airport on Sunday, as it brought visibility levels to less than 1,000 meters, before aviation returned back to normal after a few hours, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. The weather conditions had forced the DGCA to delay the taking off and landing of some flights, head of the Air Aviation Department at the DGCA Emad Al-Senosi said. He, however, stated the majority of the flights at the airport proceeded as scheduled. The speed of wind hit 60 km/h, bringing down visibility to less than 1,000 meters, and stirring waves and dust storms, he noted.

This article was published on 18/06/2018