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Korean firm to operate Kuwait Int'l Airport terminal

Incheon International Airport Corporation will operate, manage, maintain, and develop the airport's T4

T4 has been designed specifically for Kuwait airways [image: KUNA].
T4 has been designed specifically for Kuwait airways [image: KUNA].

A Korean company has been picked to operate, manage, maintain, and develop Terminal 4 of Kuwait International Airport. 

Kuwait's Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) would work on the new T4 facility.

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IIAC won the project's tender, which was placed in February this year, DGCA said.

T4 comprises 14 gates and can handle 4.5 million passengers each year. 

IIAC will begin operations at T4, designed specifically for Kuwait Airways, within 90 days of the contract's signing. 

DGCA said its agreement with IICA was part of Kuwait government's endeavour to seek partnerships with international companies specialised in civil aviation.

The Korean company will also train Kuwaiti youth on airport management. 

Kuwait's Ministry of Public Works is working with Turkey-headquartered project contractor, Limak Holding, to achieve timely completion on another new terminal it is building at the international airport.

Hussam Al-Roumi, Kuwait's Minister of Public Works, said earlier this month that the project "is progressing smoothly". 

Al-Roumi called the terminal an "architectural masterpiece", adding that it would feature 51 gates to accommodate 26 million passengers each year. 

He added that his ministry had been "in constant touch with [...] Limak Holding [...] to expedite the completion of the project".

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