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Kuwait's Jazeera get nod to build $46m airport terminal

Jazeera Airways wins approval from Kuwait Council of Ministers for project to ease congestion at Kuwait Int'l

Kuwait's Jazeera get nod to build $46m airport terminal
Kuwaiti low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways. (Getty Images)

Jazeera Airways on Tuesday announced that its request for land to build a terminal at Kuwait International Airport has been approved by the Kuwait Council of Ministers.

The terminal is a solution proposed by the airline to help ease the congestion at Kuwait International Airport, the country's only primary airport, which is currently operating over capacity, a statement said.

The airline said it received a letter from Kuwait's Directorate General for Civil Aviation notifying the airline of the Cabinet's approval for designating land for construction and operation of a dedicated passenger terminal and car park buildings.

The project's investment value is KD14 million ($46.3 million), and its total construction timeframe is 15 months, the statement added.

The terminal is part of the airline's 'Next Big Thing' series of value boosting projects and initiatives tasked with creating a better travel experience on ground and in the air.

Other initiatives include a remote check-in facility, in-flight broadband internet, a business class lounge, and long-haul flights.

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