Kuwait’s airport brace for summer rush, to raise degree of readiness in the face of waning fears of COVID- 19 infections.
21 April 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation lifting travel restrictions and the concerned authorities at the airport are preparing to organize summer flights starting next May, the first in nearly two years, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The plan for summer flight schedules this year is different as airlines are keen to fly to new travel destinations linking Kuwait to the world, which will lead to a significant revival of travel, also because the Eid Al-Fitr festival coincides with the summer vacation.
Al-Qabas reported, citing an airport source, that the current summer season will be different and more popular than the past two years, which saw the highest rate of reluctance to travel due to severe restrictions and intense health requirements in many airports around the world.
The source pointed out that the airlines operating at the airport exceed 42 and they have presented their summer flight schedules for this summer season to choose new and diverse travel destinations that witness high demand from travelers, especially tourist destinations.
The plan of the agencies operating at the airport depends on improving the general performance of the operational and support sectors, as well as developing and improving services provided to passengers, raising work efficiency and trying to accommodate the increase in the number of passengers and users of Kuwait International Airport.
The source added the incoming and departure halls and accompanying services are equipped to ensure the speedy completion of work, coordination with customs and the Ministry of the Interior to shorten entry and departure procedures, and the introduction of additional “counters” for incoming and outgoing passengers, especially during peak times, and the formation of a 24-hour working team to follow up the progress of business, ensuring that the required services are provided to travelers to the fullest, and submitting periodic reports.