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05/08/2018
Kuwait's Directorate of Civil Aviation completes preparation for Hajj season

Kuwait's Directorate of Civil Aviation completes preparation for Hajj season

Director General of Civil Aviation Engineer Yousef Al-FouzanKUWAIT, Aug 4 (KUNA) -- The preparations for the Hajj season will have new procedures to serve 9,000 pilgrims and to facilitate a smooth flow of passengers at Kuwait International Airport (KIA), said Director General of Civil Aviation Engineer Yousef Al-Fouzan on Saturday. The administration has put together an integrated plan to simplify the movement of pilgrims from Kuwait to Jeddah, Al-Fouzan told KUNA. Special teams are formed around the clock at Kuwait International Airport to serve pilgrims and ease their travel procedures, adding that special counters were allocated in the passport hall to clear pilgrim's procedures, he added. Al-Fouzan emphasized that Hajj campaigners should coordinate with Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways, Saudi Airlines and Saudi Flynas to finalize baggage-handling procedures and to issue boarding passes 24 hours before departure. He praised Ministry of Interior efforts in setting a plan to enable traffic leading to the airport and arrival of pilgrims to Kuwait International Airport. Al-Fouzan also commended Kuwait International Airport, ministries of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Health, General Administration of Customs KGACG, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate KFSD, airlines and companies providing land services. (end) aam.hs