The General Administration of Civil Aviation announced the restart of Kuwait International Airport, 24 hours a day, starting on March 7.
The Director of the Air Transport Department, Abdullah Al-Rajhi, said in a letter addressed to a ground services company that Al-Qabas obtained, that operating companies have been informed of providing us with requests to amend the time slots to start operating the airport.
In this regard, a responsible source confirmed that the airport is operating during the current period from 4 am to 8 pm, as the period from 8 pm to 4 am is witnessing a halt of commercial flights, with the continuation of air cargo flights.
This step is to reduce the medical staff of the Ministry of Health.
The source added that medical teams are currently working alongside private laboratories, which conduct PCR examinations for all arrivals to the country.
Explaining that starting from March 7, private laboratories will take over the responsibility of examining arrivals with a supervisory device only by the Ministry of Health so that the laboratories work around the clock.
The source denied that the return to operate the airport around the clock is linked to the return of residents via commercial flights with high-risk countries, stressing that the decision to open the airspace for the return of residents requires official approval from the Council of Ministers.