Kuwait Airport

Kuwait Airport

Kuwait Airport is the main airport serving the country of Kuwait located just over 15km from the center of Kuwait City. The history of the airport stretches all the way back to 1927 before it underwent vast expansion work at the turn of the millennia. Kuwait Airport is a hub for both Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways, two leading airlines in the Middle East.

Terminals at Kuwait Airport

Kuwait Airport is an international airport comprised of a single terminal, although plans have been made to construct a second terminal. Currently the airport is designed to handle around 9 million passengers each year.

A second terminal has been planned for a number of years but is yet to be completed. The new terminal will increase the capacity of the airport significantly by up to 25 million passengers as well as offer a range of new shops, restaurants and other facilities.

Facilities at Kuwait Airport


At Kuwait Airport there is a wide selection of facilities and amenities available to passengers whether it’s shopping, dining out or simply having a place to enjoy a drink. There are a large number of restaurants, cafes and eateries open to travelers at Kuwait Airport, many of which are to be found in the food court area. Many recognizable fast food outlets and coffee shops are located here, while there are also higher end restaurants available for passengers.

Many shops can be found at Kuwait Airport including many retail and fashion stores alongside duty free shopping, so you can browse through all kinds of products whilst waiting for your flight. Many of the airports shops can be found at the commercial center adjacent to the terminal, while there is extensive duty free shopping within the terminal building itself.

A number of airport lounges are located at Kuwait Airport for travelers looking for somewhere luxurious to wait for flights. Some lounges can be entered by paying a fee on the door, although others will require travelers to book in advance before arriving. Free Wi-Fi is also available at the airport throughout to help keep you connected.

Kuwait Airport Travel Information

Most travelers arriving in Kuwait will opt for a taxi, although there are public buses to be found just outside the Arrivals hall. Taxis are readily available just outside the airport - it is advisable to visit the taxi kiosk in the Arrivals hall to book your taxi and agree upon a fare before departing.

Many internationally recognized car rental companies are located in the airport for those wishing to use their own vehicle during their stay. Extensive car parking can be found at Kuwait Airport for private vehicle owners whether it’s short or long term parking you need. One large multi-story car park is located next to the commercial center, while long term parking is only a short walk from the airport itself.

*This information is correct as of April 2017

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 Airport Contact Details

Kuwait Airport

PO Box 17,
Safat 13001,

Tel:+965 (0)475 7537


 Location Details

Longitude:47° 58' 31'' E
Latitude:29° 13' 49'' N

 Airport Location

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