Kuwait International Airport
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Kuwait Airport is an international airport in Kuwait. It is located 16 kilometers south of the capital Kuwait City ( Kuwait City) in the city Farwaniyya. The national carrier Kuwait Airways maintains its central hub here. The airport is used both as a passenger and as a military airfield. Owner of the airport is the " Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait ". At the airport there is also a museum of the Kuwait Air Force. An arranged bus brings tourists in about 30 minutes from the capital to the airport.
Kuwait Airport has two slopes ( 15R/33L, 15L/33R ), each of 3400 and 3500 meters long. Some airlines represented at the airport offer from Kuwait also intercontinental air connections.
From 1999 to 2001, the airport has been extensively remodeled. The terminal was expanded and created more parking. In addition to new gates, a baggage - handling system were created, which meets the requirements of a modern international airport. The number of duty-free shops was increased with the expansion in order to provide passengers with a better service. With the expansion, the possibility was created to be able to double the number of aircraft movements. Also new is a " Kids Zone " which will appeal to younger travelers.
As reported by the airport operator as an additional terminal is planned, which will allow the handling of then up to 14 million passengers with additional facilities. In 2014, Terminal 2 to be ready, which will form an extension of Terminal 1 essentially. The expansion is urgently needed, because the airport is designed for six million passengers per year. But in 2009 the number of passengers had increased to 8,125,617 passengers. In 2011, there were already 8,466,737.