The details of the operational plan to return commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport raised many questions about the reasons for prolonging it until the second half of next year (the first of August 2021), especially as it came in contradiction to the plans of most Arab and Western countries that adopted gradual return, as there is no country in The world has drawn up a long-term plan until late next year.\
While the government did not clarify whether the stages of the announced plan are subject to update and amendment according to the data and health developments, as is the case with the stages of the gradual life plan that did not specify dates but were associated with clear measurement indicators for the transition between its stages.
The Civil Aviation announced that the first phase that begins from August 1, 2020 will not exceed the number of passengers in 10 thousand per day, and the second phase begins from February 1, 2021 and the number of passengers in it does not exceed 20 thousand per day, the third stage on August 1, 2021 with an operating rate 100 percent.
According to the controls of the first stage, the airport of Kuwait will witness during the next 6 months only the movement of passengers, which does not exceed 1.84 million passengers and passengers, through 18.4 thousand flights.
The average number of passengers departing and arriving through Kuwait Airport daily in 2019 was 42,000, with passenger traffic reaching 15 million and 448,000 passengers and passengers, which means that the 6-month period is supposed to reach an average of 7.78 million passengers.
According to the conditions of the first stage, every operating day in which Kuwait Airport will lose about 32.3 thousand passengers and passengers, indicating that the volume of decline in passenger traffic will reach 5.94 million passengers during the six months.
As for the movement of airplanes, in the first stage, the number of daily flights falls to less than a third, which means that Kuwait Airport will lose about 235 flights each day, compared to 2019 rates.