Kuwait to resume commercial flights in 3 stages

Kuwait has planned to resume commercial flights in three stages, a Minister said.

In a press statement on Sunday, Minister of State for Services Affairs Mubarak Al-Harees said he has discussed this issue with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, reports Xinhua news agency.

At the meeting, the civil aviation detailed the plan to progressively resume commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport.

“The first stage begins with 30 percent of capacity. The percentage in the second stage increases to 60 per cent until the full operation in the last stage,” he explained.

The Kuwait airport has been working in tandem with relevant Ministries to repatriate foreign residents hoping to travel back home, Al-Harees said.

On March 13, Kuwait suspended all commercial flights as part of efforts to curb the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.

On May 31, Kuwait ended the full curfew and imposed a three-week partial curfew for a gradual return to normal life in the country.