Ticket Prices Soar as Kuwait Airport Gears Up for National Holidays

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: Agencies at Kuwait International Airport are working tirelessly to accommodate the surge in passenger traffic expected during the upcoming national holidays, implementing a series of measures to ensure smooth operations.

According to airport sources, departures are expected to exceed 130,000 passengers from the 22nd to the 27th of this month, with Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, Cairo, and Doha being the most popular destinations.

However, the increased demand for travel tickets, evident through electronic reservation systems and travel offices, has led to a significant rise in prices, up to 100% for certain destinations.

Tourism experts attribute this spike in ticket prices to the usual supply and demand dynamics, exacerbated by the approaching holidays. Kamal Kabsha noted that with improving global conditions, travel demand has been steadily rising annually, particularly ahead of the Ramadan period. Consequently, ticket prices for sought-after destinations like Cairo and Jeddah have soared by over 100%.

Ayman Zandah, General Manager of Salhia World Tourism and Travel Company, observed a strong demand for distant destinations such as London, Rome, and Paris, with some travelers opting to extend their vacations. Meanwhile, nearby destinations like Dubai and Jeddah remain popular due to the brevity of the holiday.

To manage the anticipated influx of passengers effectively, airport authorities have devised a comprehensive plan in collaboration with operating agencies. This includes continuous monitoring, the deployment of round-the-clock teams, and ensuring operational readiness to minimize congestion and facilitate smooth travel experiences for passengers.

In addition to popular nearby destinations like Dubai and Cairo, distant cities such as London, Rome, and Paris also witness significant travel demand during this holiday period.

Muhammad Al-Musleh
Al Seyassah / Arab Times Staff

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