Traffic at Kuwait International Airport is normal and flights are on schedule despite crowds, said an official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) late Thursday.
Terming "baseless" reports on social media of "extremely" dense traffic at the airport that required travelers to show up five hours before their trips, Saleh Al-Faddaghi, director of operations at DGCA told KUNA that the public should verify these information through official means.
He added that such rumors contributed to the unnecessary overcrowding, calling on travelers to show up 3-4 hours before their scheduled flight.
Al-Faddaghi also urged travelers to cooperate through following DGCA instructions. He predicted that passenger traffic at the airport would rise starting next Sunday, as many are returning home after the Eid holiday.
He also noted that some 250,000 people left the country in the last three days.