The Director of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Yousef Al-Fawzan, announced that due to fog and low visibility below the permissible limit, 6 flights were diverted to nearby airports.

Al-Fawzan said that the low visibility led to the inability to land and take off by some flights to and from Kuwait International Airport, saying that the take-off and landing of aircraft will resume if visibility improves at any time possible, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Meanwhile, the DGCA said the Kuwait International Airport witnessed a decrease in passenger traffic by 8%, an increase in aircraft movement by 5%, and an increase in air cargo traffic by 8% last year compared to 2020.

The Deputy Director-General for Aviation Safety, Air Transport and Aviation Security, Duaij Al-Otaibi, said Wednesday, in a statement to KUNA that the total number of passengers last year was 3,560,280 passengers, compared to 3,875,061 in 2020 of these incoming were 1,458,163 passengers in 2021, compared to 1,835 271 passengers in 2020, while the outgoing passengers were 2,102,117 compared to 2,039,790 in 2020.

He stated that the total aircraft movement that operated to and from Kuwait International Airport in 2021 amounted to 48,257 flights, compared to 46,062 flights in 2020.

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