All maritime operations at three Kuwaiti ports have been suspended after bad weather struck the Gulf country.
17 May 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
Shuwaikh port, Shuaiba port, and Doha port operations are temporarily suspended due to bad weather, Kuwait News Agency reported.
Earlier, the news agency reported that navigation to and from Kuwait International Airport had been halted due to a dust storm reducing visibility across the country.
Flights later resumed operating normally at 6 p.m. after a 1.5 hour period of inactivity.
Meanwhile, airport authorities said in a statement that they were closing the airspace and halting all flights landing and taking off until further notice due to low visibility.
Flights into the international airport have been affected by the current weather conditions, said Imad Al-Jalawi, Deputy Director General for Air Navigation Services at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, in a statement to KUNA.
Flights' schedules will be reviewed, and regular aviation operations will resume once visibility improves, Al-Jalawi added.
He added that Kuwait is currently affected by low visibility along with strong winds reaching more than 50 km/h.