Kuwait airport passenger capacity ‘quietly’ increased to 7,500 a day.
18 August 2021, 12:00 AM
31 August 2021, 12:00 AM
After the pandemic situation in Kuwait started to improve positively, more businesses reopened, and people expected the airport to be fully operational as well.
The ministerial committee for coronavirus emergencies is in charge of increasing the maximum number of passengers arriving at Kuwait airport.
On Aug 4, the committee met and decided to increase the number or arriving passengers from 5,000 to 7,500 daily, starting from Aug 8, 2021.
Travel agencies confirmed the quota was increased for most airlines, but some agencies said that they haven’t noticed that this decision has been applied yet, as there is still a great shortage of tickets on flights arriving to Kuwait.
The government is yet to make an official announcement to increase passenger capacity at Kuwait International Airport; which has been expected ever since Kuwait allowed the entry of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Aug 1. But according to an official from the DGCA, the decision to increase the number of arriving passengers is already in effect from Aug 8.