British Airways took a decision to stop flying to Kuwait within weeks due to what it observed as ‘weak’ security procedures at Kuwait International Airport, said Arabic daily Al-Rai quoting British sources in a letter by British Aviation Authorities to their Kuwaiti counterpart. The British side said British Airways decision is final and will not be revoked, unless certain security procedures are taken quickly, and such procedures will be under watch and subject to evaluation.
Concerned Kuwait authorities took several steps, especially under the tense atmosphere of the region and in the presence of active terrorist groups. The Customs Department plans to buy communications and radioactive systems to increase the safety and security of their procedures and will be able to discover explosives and drugs.
Further, the Customs Department announced a bid to buy advanced systems and said there is coordination with the Interior ministry to increase checking and inspection of passengers and their cars.