By Courtney Trenwith
International airport increases passenger traffic to nearly 9.38 million in 2013
The number of passengers at Kuwait International Airport rose 6 percent during 2013, to nearly 9.38m, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced on Wednesday.
Departures rose the most, from 4.66m in 2013 compared to 4.4m in 2012, while arrivals rose from 4.48m to 4.72m.
The number of commercial flights increased 3 percent to 78,135.
GCC sectors contributed the most passenger traffic, with 46.4 percent, followed by other Arab destinations, with 20.6 percent, Asian (21.9 percent).
The airport announced a $2.1bn expansion and upgrade in 2011 that would see capacity double to an initial 13m. However, work has barely progressed, with the 2016/17 opening date unlikely.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.