Kuwait will increase airport capacity to 5,000 passengers a day from May 22. Non-Kuwaitis still barred from entering Kuwait until further notice.
Kuwait , Kuwait
15 May 2021, 12:00 AM
31 May 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait airport will increase its capacity to 5,000 passengers a day later this May due to an anticipated increase in summer passenger traffic.
The Director of the Air Transport Department at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA), Abdullah Al Rajdi, announced that Kuwait airport will increase its capacity to 5,000 passengers a day from May 22.
The airport has been operating on a 1,000 passenger cap per day since January.
Non-Kuwaitis are still barred from entering Kuwait until further notice after the government issued a ban on February 7. Most recently, on Monday, the government announced that passengers arriving from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are barred from entering Kuwait until further notice. Passengers are only allowed in if they quarantine in another country for at least 14 days.
“The DGCA will increase the numbers of air passengers arriving in Kuwait from the 35-passenger level per flight by May 22 to be commensurate with the decision to increase the airport operation capacity,” a DGCA official source said.