Kuwait participated in the Global Aviation Summit - 2019 which was held in Mumbai, India on 15-16 January to share the best experiences in this field and discuss ways of enhanced cooperation in civil aviation.
President of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah lead the Kuwaiti delegation.
Indian Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu opened the inaugural session, which was attended by Kuwait Ambassador to India Jassim Al Naajem and senior officials from Kuwait, in the presence of a number of foreign ministers and industry officials as well as President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
The summit discussed the latest developments in the air transport industry and ways to enhance cooperation in civil aviation. Presenting a paper in the Ministerial Session titled “Connecting the World” Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud explained Kuwait’s efforts to develop infrastructure in the air transport sector, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
He pointed out that it is expected that an investment of $ 20 billion would be coming in the next 10 years to develop and modernize civil aviation sector in Kuwait.
He also said that in order to increase the capacity of Kuwait International Airport and to improve services provided to passengers, a new passenger Terminal 4 (T4) was opened.
The T4 can accommodate 4.5 million passengers annually. The new passenger Terminal 5, with a capacity of 2.2 million passengers annually, has also been opened. He added that Kuwait International Airport is currently undergoing a number of development projects, including the construction of a new passenger Terminal 2, which can accommodate 25 million passengers annually and the construction of a new third runway and a new watchtower in addition to the cargo zone.
The Summit, co-hosted by the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Indian Airports Authority and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, aims to provide a platform to exchange experience in innovations and latest developments in air travel and discuss the challenges facing the aviation sector.