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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: In preparation for the New Year’s holiday 2023, the operating systems at Kuwait International Airport have raised the maximum level of readiness to facilitate travel movement and keep pace with the double momentum in departures and arrivals, reports Al-Qabas daily. A recent statistic issued by the Directorate- General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) revealed that 139,000 passengers are expected to use the Kuwait Airport on board 1,284 inbound and outbound flights.
According to the statistics, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, from December 29 to January 1, 2023, Dubai, Doha, Cairo, Istanbul and Jeddah top the most traveled destinations in terms of reservations. The statistics showed that 642 outbound flights will take off during this period carrying about 78,000 passengers, compared to 642 inbound flights carrying about 61,000 passengers. Informed sources at the Kuwait International Airport told Al-Qabas that operational plans coincide with the holidays to ensure smooth functioning of the services provided to passengers.
The sources said the operating system and devices at the airport are being checked periodically, to ensure normal movement without sudden congestion, especially at peak times, saying the operating agencies are working 24/7 to provide comfort for travelers and facilitate the smooth fl ow of their departure and return to the country.
The sources pointed out that the tasks of the work teams is also to support other agencies operating at the airport, to overcome all obstacles that may face departing passengers. The sources indicated that the distribution of passengers at the airport buildings, starting with the main building T1 in addition to the Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways buildings, has contributed to reducing pressure and congestion.
Measures taken to facilitate the movement of passengers include double the number of employees at gates and transit areas, support given to work teams to facilitate and overcome the obstacles facing travelers and equipping the reception and departure halls and their accompanying services.