KUWAIT CITY, July 18: The Kuwait International Airport (KIA) once again has regained its activity to some extent as about 120,000 left the country to enjoy their Eid Al-Adha holidays outside the country, reports Al-Rai daily. On Friday alone about 11,000 people left the country on board 70 flights to multiple destinations East and West, mainly to Turkey, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Europe. With life returning to normal in many countries after easing some passenger procedures imposed as a result of the Corona pandemic, the movement of passengers at the Kuwait International Airport rebounded after thousands of people packed their bags and left for the airport. It is believed a record 420 flights will take off during the blessed Eid Al-Adha holiday.
Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) submitted a request to the Council of Ministers to increase the number of daily arrivals at Kuwait International Airport soon, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources clarified the DGCA did not specify the number of arrivals, as it left the decision to the Council of Ministers to determine the number and date for starting the increase. In addition, sources indicated that the DGCA is still waiting for the instruction of the Council of Ministers to explain the mechanism for arrivals to the country. Sources added local and foreign airlines will not be allowed to open the door for reservations to certain countries, pending the final decision on the entry mechanism for passengers coming from high risk countries. On the other hand, sources said the DGCA requested the Council of Ministers to allow the operation of summer flights to and from Armenia, Maldives and Morocco.