Kuwait: 442 flights scheduled to take off during Eid holiday period. 55,000 expected to travel during Eid holiday.
12 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
The General Directorate for Civil Aviation (DGCA) is expecting 55,000 passengers to travel during the Eid holiday period, local media reported.
The statistics revealed that 75 per cent of all travel traffic is from passengers departing the country.
During the nine-day vacation, there are around 877 scheduled flights, of which 442 are set to be departing flights.
The most popular travel destinations for travellers are Istanbul, Riyadh, Dubai, Doha and London.
Last week, the DGCA announced it had received the green light to increase the airport capacity to 5,000 passengers a day. The decision has yet to be implemented.
Starting August 1, residents can enter Kuwait as long as they have received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Only those with a valid residency permit will be allowed into the country.
And starting August 1, only Kuwaitis who have received two doses of the vaccine will be allowed to leave the country.