Last June 9, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah praised the officials and the team working on the construction and completion of Kuwait International Airport’s newest flight terminal, T4, which is set to open next month.
During the visit of the Minister of State for Housing and Services, Jenan Bushehri, at the Kuwait Airways’ Terminal Four, he extended His Highness’ the Prime Minister’s warm congratulations to all the people working on the project. Ms. Bushehri had also continued saying that the Prime Minister also acknowledges all the efforts of authorities and workers to modernize infrastructure of air transport and cargo systems at the Kuwait International Airport. This development is in accordance with His Highness’ vision to make Kuwait a financial and trade hub by 2035.
Kuwait Airways to Open Newest Terminal in July
His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak had also met the Kuwaiti supervisors and project engineers of T4, and was pleased that the project had been progressing according to schedule, shared Bushehri.
Ms. Bushehri also pointed out that Terminal 2 was due to open in 2020. With the expected growth and development in the aviation and air transport sector facilitites in Kuwait, Bushehri acknowledged and thanked the General Directorate for Civil Aviation, the Kuwait Fire Directorate, as well as the Ministry of Interior and the General Custom Department for their contributions to the improvement of the air transport sector and its services. Upon arrival, His Highness the Prime Minister was welcomed and escorted by Busheri and the Civil Aviation President, Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah.
Kuwait Airways’ T4 has 14 gates which are expected to regulate the volume of traffic better inside the current terminal. The project which approximately costs $127.6 million was designed to accommodate 4.5 million passengers per year and to maximize the influx of passengers from the existing terminal, which had been operating beyond its capacity for several years already. The T4 is expected to help accommodate the current number of passengers coming in and out of the terminal until the T2 becomes operational by 2020. The T2, which approximately costs $4.3 billion, was designed to handle over 25 million passengers every year.
Last April, the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) had been chosen to work on the T4 project by the Kuwaiti government. The Korean company will manage, operate, and develop the T4 of Kuwait International Airport. According to Kuwait’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), this move was part of Kuwait’s plan to build partnerships with global companies which specialize in civil aviation.