T4 set to han­dle Kuwait Air­ways flights to GCC

KD 250K bud­get OK’d

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: Kuwait Air­ways flights to other GCC coun­tries will be through Ter­mi­nal Four (T4) at the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port start­ing from Sept 20, as part of the grad­ual open­ing ac­cord­ing to the sched­ule of flights at the Di­rec­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA) and the air­port, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

On the other hand, a DGCA of­fi­cial re­vealed the Min­istry of Fi­nance has ap­proved a bud­get of KD 250,000 for the uni­forms of em­ploy­ees at the Op­er­a­tions De­part­ment in the air­port as per the re­quest of the ad­min­is­tra­tion.

He also af­firmed that the ban on Kuwait Air­ways flights im­posed by the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion (IATA) was lifted af­ter the mod­i­fi­ca­tion and set­tling of a num­ber of vi­o­la­tions. The as­so­ci­a­tion had ear­lier threat­ened not to fa­cil­i­tate Kuwait Air­ways flights to Europe for fail­ure to com­ply with the In­ter­na­tional Civil Avi­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

Mean­while, Kuwait Air­ways an­nounced Thurs­day re­ceiv­ing a de­ci­sion from the Euro­pean Avi­a­tion Safety Agency (EASA) to re-ac­ti­vate its main­te­nance li­cense for Euro­pean air­craft, which was sus­pended by the agency since last April 19th.

“The de­ci­sion to lift the sus­pen­sion came af­ter an in­spec­tion tour con­ducted by EASA on the main main­te­nance base at Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port and a num­ber of ex­ter­nal sta­tions where the com­pany per­forms air­craft main­te­nance ser­vices,” Yosif Al-Jas­sim, Kuwait Air­ways Chair­man, said in a state­ment.

Al-Jas­sim added that the in­spec­tion tour con­ducted by EASA of­fi­cials af­firmed on Kuwait Air­ways’ com­mit­ment to im­ple­ment­ing laws and de­ci­sions in regulating air­craft main­te­nance pro­ce­dures and main­tain­ing its safety.

Al-Jas­sim also pointed out that all pro­ce­dures, records of the com­pany, its em­ploy­ees, and equip­ment were un­der scru­tiny by the in­spec­tion agency.

Al-Jas­sim noted that the de­ci­sion to lift the sus­pen­sion in less than five months in­di­cates the ded­i­ca­tion of Kuwait Air­ways em­ploy­ees in their ser­vice, which would en­able the com­pany to main­tain a high-rank­ing po­si­tion, ex­cel­lence, and its com­mit­ment to safety of its pro­ce­dures.

Al-Jas­sim stressed im­por­tance on Kuwait Air­ways keen­ness to im­ple­ment all in­ter­na­tional main­te­nance re­quire­ments and safety of air­crafts, as well as keep­ing pace with the lat­est pro­ce­dures to en­sure the safety of air­crafts and op­er­a­tions.

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