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Thursday , September 23 2021

DGCA denies suspension of British Airways flights

New procedures adopted for smooth movement of passengers

KUWAIT CITY, June 6, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation denied on Wednesday news reports circulated about the suspension of flights operated by British Airways (BA) to the State of Kuwait. “There is no intention to stop this vital route between the two friendly countries,” Saad Al-Otaibi, DGCA’s official spokesman, told KUNA.

He pointed out that aircraft of the British company are suspended temporarily due to the routine annual inspection of engines, adding that the company will continue operations to London by chartered aircraft during the period from 10 June to 1 July 2018.

Meanwhile, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has adopted new procedures as part of preparations to ensure smooth movement of passengers at Kuwait International Airport during summer and Eid holidays, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Director General of DGCA Yousef Al- Fowzan. He said the DGCA increased the number of counters from 10 to 20 in the arrival and departure areas in the main building (T1), affirming a comprehensive plan has been laid down to ease the movement of passengers by increasing the number of employees assigned at the gates as well as the transit, departure and arrival areas. He added there is a new mechanism for luggage handling and seats for the elderly in the luggage weighing counter

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