Kuwait Plans To Operate 48 Airlines By Summer

23 January 2024 Travel

A spokesperson for the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Director of the Air Transportation Department, Abdullah Al-Rajhi, confirmed that three new airlines are currently being negotiated to operate at Kuwait International Airport, indicating that 46 companies are already operating there. Al-Rajhi told the daily that 48 airlines will operate at the airport this summer, explaining an agreement could be reached shortly with the new companies.

The Kuwait International Airport is experiencing a steady increase in passenger traffic, as the DGCA expects the airport to handle 15.5 million passengers by 2023, a number that is expected to rise even further this year. The number of flights annually is about 45,000 per season; and the most preferred destinations are Dubai, Istanbul, Cairo, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain, Amman, and Sohag. The DGCA also revealed that Kuwait witnessed a remarkable development in private aircraft movement in 2023, as 1,110 flights and 5,958 passengers were carried.

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