Airports in Kuwait
A small state on the shores of the Persian Gulf borders on Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which are not very comfortable for tourists to visit, and therefore the most convenient way to get into the country is a flight from Russia to Kuwait airport. There are no direct flights in the schedule of Russian or Kuwaiti air carriers, but with connections in Europe or the Middle East, KLM and British Airways can deliver here via Amsterdam and London, respectively. Travel time will be about 6 hours excluding connections.
Kuwait International Airport
The only airport in the country with international status is located 15 km south of Kuwait. The city in which the airport is located is one of the most dynamically developing in the Middle East, and therefore business tourism is a promising area of the local economy.
Every year, Kuwait International Airport receives and dispatches up to 9 million passengers, and its runways, according to technical characteristics, can accommodate large aircraft.
A bit of history
The construction of Kuwait's only airport began in 1927 as an intermediate base for aircraft en route from Britain to India. The first reconstruction took place here only in 2001, when a new terminal was built, the airfield was expanded, and the takeoffs were modernized and lengthened. In the near future, new terminals will be built at the airport to cope with the growing passenger traffic.
Airlines and destinations
Two terminals of Kuwait air harbor receive daily many flights from different countries of the world:
- Emirates flies daily from and to Dubai.
- Qatar Airlines connects Qatar and Kuwait airports.
- Etihad flies to Abu Dhabi.
- FlyDudai is the only carrier to land at the new Sheikh Saada Terminal.
- Pegasus Airlines carries passengers from Istanbul.
- Turkish Airlines, in addition to the Istanbul direction, serves Antalya, Bursa and Adana.
- KLM is responsible for the Dutch vector.
- British Airways provides passengers from the UK and via London.
- Lufthansa is an air carrier that can fly to Kuwait with a connection in Frankfurt.
In addition, Iranian, Pakistani, Iraqi, Omani, Lebanese airlines and Air India are landing on the airport field..
While waiting for departure, passengers can have a snack in a cafe, shop in the Duty Free zone, exchange currency, send mail, send religious needs and keep children in playrooms.
Transfer to the city
You can get from the passenger terminal to the capital by taxi or public transport. Bus N501 runs to the city center every 45 minutes, and its schedule is from 6.00 to 23.00. The easiest way to order a taxi is at a special counter in the arrivals area. There are also car rental offices. Another way to get to the capital is to use the delivery services of the selected hotel.
Details on the website - www.kuwait-airport.com.kw.