According to an official report, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) will designate the newly-developed T4 building in the Kuwait International Airport to Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) on July 25, 2018.
The newest terminal was officially inaugurated last July 4 (Wednesday) in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. The ceremony was also graced by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Speaker of the National Assembly Marzooq Ali Al-Ghanim, and other high-ranking senior state officials.
Newest Terminal 4 of Kuwait Airport to Open on July 25
According to the Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Services Dr Jenan Mohsen Hasan Ramadan, the increasing volume of travellers entering the Gulf State is a welcome development and an indication for Kuwait to level up its services and infrastructures within the field of travel and aviation. The minister shared that the opening of the T4 will increase the Kuwait Internation Airport’s capacity to 25 million by 2022.
Also, the opening of the new airport terminal will open more opportunities for Kuwaitis at the Civil Aviation Department, and in effect, will enhance the capabilities of the country’s national carrier, Kuwait Airways.
With the new terminal all set to begin operations this month, the DGCA’s goals to keep up with the increasing number of travellers at the airport, which is estimated to reach around 40 million every year by 2037, will be slowly realized. The additional passenger capacity serviced by the T4 will also have important economic benefits as the T4 is expected to generate an annual income of $800 million on the minimum, and create around 40,000 jobs for the citizens of Kuwait.
An official shared that the KAC will conduct flight operations to the GCC and other Arab destinations in the new terminal on a gradual basis starting July 25, hinting that all other international flights from the terminal will be expected to proceed at least a month after.