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Kuwait airport releases national holidays passenger traffic report DGCA signs contract with Canadian firm to execute navigational systems

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20, (KUNA): Kuwait International Airport has released its passenger traffic report for the national celebrations holiday from Feb 24 to March 1, according to Director of Operations Management Essam Al-Zamil. Al-Zamil told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday that the number of passengers arriving at the airport reached 114,589 through 612 flights. Airport authorities are furnishing the passengers with proper greeting, decorating the facility with national celebrations’ items, also handing the passengers the Kuwaiti flag, roses, badges and gifts starting next Sunday, he noted.

The number of departing passengers reached 116,080 through 616 flights, mainly heading to Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, and Mashhahd, said the Director. Arriving passengers traffic increases on Thursday Feb 27 and Saturday March 1 through 105 and 107 flights, he also added. Moreover, Al-Zamil noted that the departing passengers traffic increases on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 of February through 106 and 108 flights. Meanwhile, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) signed here on Wednesday a contract with an international company specializing in the manufacture of navigation systems for the implementation of an automated landing system at Kuwait International Airport.

The DGCA said in a statement that the contract signed with the Canadian ‘Intelkan Technosystems Inc’ includes the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of services and navigational systems for air traffic and supply of the latest aircraft landing systems. It added that the contract also includes the supply of the latest devices to measure the distance, thus, improving the capacity, safety and accuracy of overflight and landing of aircraft in the Kuwaiti airspace to the runways according to the standards and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The statement said that the project will provide training services for Kuwaiti cadres working at the DGCA in order to enable engineers work on the operation and maintenance. The contract will be completed in two and a half years.

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