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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23, (Agencies): The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sent a letter to all airlines operating to and from the Kuwait International Airport (KIA) that according to the new guidelines issued by the Kuwait’s health authorities, all aircraft landing at the Kuwait International Airport must not carry more than 35 passengers.
The letter said these are the operational requirements as per the instructions of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health. The letter stated each flight landing at the KIA must not bring in more than 35 passengers Jan 24 to Feb 6 and the same applies for the outbound flights.
However, the Kuwait Airlines Corporation (KAC) stated on its Twitter account that this rule does not apply to domestic workers and passengers in transit.
In the same context, the Director of the Air Transport Department at the DGCA, Abdullah Al-Rajhi, said the civil aviation decision to reduce the number of arrivals at Kuwait Airport to 1,000 passengers per day does not include shipping companies, stressing the decision is for passenger flights only, reports Al-Anba daily. He stressed that Kuwait aims to continue operating cargo flights without change in their schedule or otherwise to continue the flow of goods coming into the country to ensure the stability of the markets and avoiding any shortage.
The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation also has issued a circular to all airlines and travel and tourism agencies operating in the State of Kuwait stating that the a passenger has the right to request the refund air travel tickets, hotel reservations and other tourism services that were canceled from Dec 21, 2020 until the end of Jan 1, 2021, regardless of the conditions of the reservation, reports Al- Qabas daily.