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Tuesday , December 1 2020

DGCA projects over 15 million passengers in 2018

Terminal-2 project scheduled for completion by 2022

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (KUNA): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation projected on Thursday the number of passenger travelling via Kuwait Airport is to surpass 15 million in 2018. The annual increase in the number of travelers via Kuwait Airport is between 10 and 12 percent, nearly a million, Deputy Director General for Aviation Safety and Air Transport Affairs (Eng.) Emad Al-Juluwi told KUNA. Al-Juluwi made his remarks on the sidelines of celebrating the upcoming International Civil Aviation Day, annually marked on seventh of December.

Kuwait marks the occasion as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and as part of its commitment to implement all international agreements on civil aviation and air transportation safety, he said. Al-Juluwi said DGCA has a colorful record of achievements, whether on the levels of training and qualifying national cadres, or infrastructure and significant facilities. The Directorate has an ambitious plan to construct enhanced facilities and infrastructure; an important step that is in line with the country’s goal to be an international financial and commercial hub, said the DGCA official.

Some of the ambitious infrastructure projects listed in the New Kuwait 2020 Vision’s development plan include airfreight city, third runway, and Terminal-2, noted Al-Juluwi. The Terminal-2 project, currently in process, is scheduled for completion by 2022, he said, adding all DGCA’s projects take into consideration latest technological updates and developments in the air transportation field.

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