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Kuwait's aviation regulator study predicts air freight will grow rapidly

KUWAIT's air cargo industry and passenger traffic numbers are expected to grow rapidly over the next decade and generate an annual revenue of US$800 million, according to the nation's Civil Aviation Authority

Kuwait's aviation regulator study predicts air freight will grow rapidly

KUWAIT's air cargo industry and passenger traffic numbers are expected to grow rapidly over the next decade and generate an annual revenue of US$800 million, according to the nation's Civil Aviation Authority

01 December 2019 - 19:00

KUWAIT's air cargo industry and passenger traffic numbers are expected to grow rapidly over the next decade and generate an annual revenue of US$800 million, according to the nation's Civil Aviation Authority.

Recent indications suggest that 42 million travellers will pass through Kuwait International Airport by the 2037, triggering a potential job boom, the Kuwaiti aviation regulator's chief Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said amid talks with his counterparts from across the region, reported Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).



He spoke of how Kuwait's civil aviation authority has gone back to the drawing board as part of efforts to drive the country's national development plan that calls for Kuwait's transformation into a regional hub.



The talks focussed on matters of mutual concern and issues relating to the aviation sector, such as safety, security, procedures and regulations, the Kuwaiti official said.



Kuwait's aviation regulator, in close collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), is in the process of drafting new legislation to ensure procedures meet international standards, he revealed.



ICAO's secretary-general Dr Fang Liu noted that Kuwait's aviation industry has seen tangible growth of late, and expressed hope that such progress would continue.


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