Kuwait to sign airport expansion deal
March 4: Kuwait will sign an expansion deal for its international airport today. The deal, which includes the development of new terminals, will equip the airport to deal with 13 million passengers a year. Dr Fadhel Safar, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, will sign the agreement today. Currently, the is at full capacity dealing with about seven million passengers a year.
The surge in passenger traffic last year – reportedly a 26 per cent increase – prompted the Kuwaiti authorities to take up the airport expansion project, said sources. The increase started in September and continued all through the remaining part of the year, generating a revenue of $62.89 million.
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