Director of Operations at Kuwait International Airport Salah Al-Fadaghi affirmed that 69,000 passengers will observe Eid holiday outside the country onboard 638 flights to favorite destinations such as Dubai, Istanbul, Mashad, Cairo and Beirut, reports Al-Anba daily.
Al-Fadaghi added 638 flights are scheduled to transport 69000 passengers over a period four days, and the passenger counters at the airport have been increased to reduce congestion. Meanwhile, most governmental authorities seem to have started their Eid holidays early, as many employees of vital governmental offices were absent and transactions were suspended in some service offices, reports Al-Qabas daily.
About 40 percent of employees were absent in Ministry of Education while a collective absence of employees was seen at Kuwait University with empty offices and libraries. Visitors expressed their frustration over this phenomenon which is prevalent during such occasions, as employees consider the last ten days of Ramadan as a reason for taking leaves. Those who visited Immigration, Passport, Labor and Traffic departments lamented that their transactions were postponed to after Eid holidays due to shortage of employees. Almost half of the top officials of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor were also absent. Ironically, many offices were transformed into diwaniyas for the employees to exchange congratulations on the advent of Eid al-Fitr
Source: Arab Times