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Kuwait Airport adds four gates in $6bn expansion

Airport chiefs plan to increase capacity to 13m passengers by 2016

Kuwait aims to bring capacity at its airport up to 13m by 2016, 25m by 2025, and even 50m by 2035.
Kuwait aims to bring capacity at its airport up to 13m by 2016, 25m by 2025, and even 50m by 2035.

Kuwait International Airport (KIA) has completed the construction of four new departure gates, according to the country’s Director General of of Civil Aviation Fawaz Al-Farah.

Two of the gates have been added to the airport’s southeastern terminal and the other two the southwestern terminal, adding 40% to the capacity of both terminals.

Kuwait’s international airport is being expanded at a total cost of $6bn in a project aimed at almost doubling its capacity.

A new 710,000m2 LEED Gold second passenger terminal is set to renovate the airport and capacitate major airline growth, boosting the capacity of the airport to 13m by 2016.

The directorate is currently working on the completion of the contractual procedures and is awaiting the approval of funds to progress the contract for additional renovations.


 

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