T4 set to handle Kuwait Airways flights to GCC
KD 250K budget OK’d
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.