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Kuwait International (KWI) Airport

Kuwait International KWI Airport Overview

Kuwait International Airport KWI is located in Farwaniyahh, 15.5 km south of Kuwait City, in Kuwait. At present, it shares its grounds with the Al Mubarak Air Base.

With two long runways and nearly 9 million passengersa year, Kuwait International Airport is hub to Jazeera Airways and Kuwait Airways, and is served by large number of international airlines offering direct & connecting flights to all points of the globe.

The on-Airport Hotel Safir
(tel. 4754) – intended as a transit hotel – but offering a host of amenities, is about 200 meters from the passenger terminal 1 offers its own shuttle service to the terminal.
The passenger terminal complex at Kuwait International Airport presently includes the large Terminal 1 and the small Sheikh Saad Terminal - while a new Terminal 2 is under construction).

Terminal 1 - currently the Main Terminal - with a connected Commercial Center,  offers all the amenities of a first-rate airport. It offers easy to follow signs, 100 automated check-in points, a state-of-the-art baggage handling system, food & drink and retail concessions, and a Kids Zone. Aldeasa Duty-free is on the departure level past security check.
The Arriving Zone of T1 is the arrivals level:  It houses passport control,  Visa sevices  duty-free shopping.
The Departig Zone of T1 has baggage ad check-in areas, passport control & E-gate

The Sheikh Saad Terminal, used mainly as general aviation terminal but also handling some scheduled flights, is known for its outstanding services.

Parking options at Kuwait International: Short-term parking is available in the three-level parking garage next to Terminal 1, and long-term parking is nearby. For Valet parking call either the office at 4759 (direct: 247461610, valet departures 4762, valet arrivals 4763.
Rental cars at Kuwait Airport are available from Avis (tel. 24745528), Budget (tel. 24718273), Europcar (tel. 24735626), and Hertz (tel. 24319326.

To get from Kuwait International Airport to your destination, you will need to take either a taxi, which charges about 5 KD for a ride into Kuwait City - or a limo: Airport Limousine counter service (tel. 24723864 or 2723932).

Present and future Airport Developments:  Construction started in 2012 on a new passenger Terminal 2, south of the current terminal complex, with new access routes from the Seventh Ring Road to the south of the airport compound. The terminal is to handle 13 million passengers after completion of its first phase by late 2016, with the option of further expansion to accommodate 25 million passengers.  It is designed as a three-pointed star, with each point extending 600 meters from the star's center. Two airside hotels will form part of the new building.


  • Address:

    Farwiniyah, 13001
  • Website for Kuwait International:
  • Phone: +965 24319829

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