Kuwait International Airport (KIA) will commence operations for the full day, 24 hours, starting from November 17th, announced the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Al Rai daily reported, ending the ban on evening flights.
The DGCA Director General, Eng. Suleiman Al-Fawzan, sent a letter to the Ministry of Health (MoH) regarding his review of health regulations at the airport, in which he explained that a representative of MoH stated during the meeting of the Executive Committee for the commercial re-operation yesterday that if the required numbers of workforce and organization crews are prepared, there is no objection from MoH to starting the airport operations for 24 hours. He mentioned that Nass and Kuwait Airways are ready for the occasion, and that the airport will start operating 24 hours, starting on November 17, 2020.
Informed sources told Al-Rai that allowing the airport to operate for 24 hours a day aims to return to the usual timings of daily flights with the cancelation of the flights ban in the evening, indicating that the matter will not affect the number of flights mentioned in the first phase of the gradual operation of the airport.
The sources indicated that the DGCA is waiting further instructions from MoH.
Only recently, it was announced that the first phase of the operating plan for resumption of commercial flights at KIA will remain in place with operations at 30 percent capacity, a total of 100 arrival and departure flights per day in line with health requirements.
Until the health authorities receive new instructions, the first-phase plan will continue until January 31, 2021, and the airport authorities are committed to all recommendations and decisions issued by the Ministry of Health.