Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait International Airport is located in Farwaniya, Kuwait, 16 kilometers south of Kuwait City. It is the hub of Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways & Wataniya Airways. A portion of the airport complex is designated as Al Mubarak Air Base, which contains the headquarters of the Kuwait Air Force, as well as the Kuwait Air Force Museum.


1927-1928, Opening of Kuwait’s first airport, located in the Dasma area on the outskirts of the city. First flights to "Dasma Airport" are operated by Imperial Airways — an ancestor of British Airways — using the desert landing strip as a refueling stop on the Britain-India-Britain air route.

Kuwait International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world and handles over 6 million passengers annually. A new terminal is being constructed which will increase the annual footfall to 14 million. Some of the major international airlines that operate to and from Kuwait International Airport are Air Arabia, Air China, Air India, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Some of the Cargo Airlines that operate from International Airport at Kuwait are Air France Cargo, Cargolux, DHL, Falcon Express, Lufthansa Cargo and Singapore Airlines Cargo.

The location of International Airport in Kuwait also makes it accessible from different corners of the country. The Airport Road leads all the way to the Kuwait International Airport. The airport has facilities for car-parking which is located adjacent to the Commercial Center. Kuwait Taxi Service and buses are also available. One can also avail of the Limousine Service.

Passenger services have been catapulted onto an altogether higher plane with the opening of the first phase of the KD 18 million (USD60 million) expansion of the passenger terminal, including a spacious new Commercial Centre adjacent to the Arrival Hall, and extensive car parking facilities. Inaugurated in spring 2002, the spacious and airy 32,000 sq m extension.

The International Airport at Kuwait is equipped with modern facilities. Help desks are available in the ground floor of the terminal building for information on Kuwait Visa Service and other whereabouts. Banks, fax and satellite telephones are available for business purposes, currency exchange and money transfer. There are also restaurants and cafes. There are duty free shops and other shops in the Commercial Center. Apart from these, Kuwait International Airport also consists of disabled facilities and conference facilities. Number of Airport Hotels like Safir Airport Hotel and Crowne Plaza Kuwait City are also located in the vicinity.

Location

Kuwait International Airport
PO Box 17 Safat
STATE OF KUWAIT 13001
Kuwait

Contact Info
Telephone: 
(+965) 16

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