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 current passenger terminal complex at Kuwait International Airport includes the large Terminal 1 and the small Sheikh Saad Terminal: (New Terminal 2 by late 2016*.)  A support team is available for passenger assistance and to guard the passenger safety, as well as to organize movement inside the terminal. The team wears a yellow vest, which has imprinted in the back of it in black 'Can I help you?' (in both Arabic & English).

   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, currency exchange, free WiFi access, and a Kids Zone. Aldeasa Duty-free is on the departure level past security check.
The Arrivals Zone of T1 It houses passport control,  Visa sevices, baggage claim, rental car counters &  duty-free shopping.
The Departure Zone of T1 has baggage and check-in areas, a bank branch of NBK, passport control & access to E-gate.
[new Terminal 2 is to start partial operations in September 2016.]
   The Sheikh Saad Terminal - used mainly as general aviation terminal but also handling some scheduled flights - is known for its outstanding services.

* Present and future Airport Developments: 
A new 5-level passenger Terminal 2, with 120 check-in counters, a baggage system able to handle 2,930 bage per hour,  21airline gates & its own runway  - located 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 of construction by September 2016, with the option of further expansion to accommodate 25 million passengers by 2025.  T2 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.
A new road construction will connect to King Faisal Motorway 51 and 7th Ring Road.   Also, a new metro line is to connect the Airport with City Center.
B: Jazeera Airways received approval to acquire land to build a new terminal with a new business-class lounge, which would ease current airport congestion.  Obtaining permits and subsequent construction is expected to take 15 months - and by Fall 2017 the new terminal could be in place.

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