Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has introduced airport service fees for all passengers arriving and departing Kuwait International Airport.
The new fees rule will be effective from 01-Jun-2021.
DGCA Directorate General Yousef Sulaiman Al-Fauzan stated the fees are in line with minimum international standards and will support service and facility improvements at the airport, noting the increasing importance of airports in generating federal revenue.
“The decision is made to improve services and raise the level of skills and competencies at Kuwait International Airport, whereby it is pointed out that the decision stipulates the service fees at Kuwait International Airport, which also apply at international airports as consideration for the services provided by the state for domestic and international airlines operating at the airport“, said Al-Fauzan.
How It Will Affect The Passengers
- And as per the rule, all passengers arriving and departing Kuwait International Airport will have to pay an airport service fee.
- Airlines will have to pay 3 Kuwaiti Dinars (US$ 10) per person for departing passengers and 2 Kuwaiti Dinars (US$ 6.6) for each arriving passenger.
He also pointed out that the new fees come to establish a type of balance between the costs borne by the State to operate the airport and the revenues realized as a result of the services rendered to these airline companies.
Al-Fauzan explained that the fees applied at Kuwait Airport are considered the lowest compared to what is levied at international and regional airports, indicating that those fees set forth in Paragraph No. 3 of Table No. 4 attached to Decision No. 1 of the year 2019 are operational fees in return for the services of the Operations Department with respect to the services of the airport and passengers that are included in the Ministerial Decision No. 1 of the year 2019 to become 3 Dinars for the departing passenger and 2 Dinars for the arriving passenger, which are borne by airline companies operating at Kuwait International Airport, as the Decision will come into force effective from 1st June.
Al-Fauzan stated that airports in the world have become one of the most prominent economic sectors to realize additional revenues for the countries, indicating that the Decision comes as a step in the direction of enhancing non-oil revenues for the State.
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