Low-cost airline Jazeera Airways has opened the new Jazeera terminal (T5) at Kuwait International Airport.
The passenger carrier announced that all flights arriving in Kuwait on May 22 will arrive at the new terminal while departing flights will gradually be routed to the terminal.
All departing flights are set to be served completely from the new terminal starting 27 May.
Speaking at the inauguration event, Jazeera Airways chairman Marwan Boodai said: “The new terminal was designed to facilitate their journey and provide them with a seamless travel experience, thanks to a capacity exceeding 2.5 million passengers annually and state-of-the-art facilities that offer passengers advanced self-service check-in alternatives, a modern design to ease the flow of passengers, retail offerings, lots of parking spaces, and most importantly, a quick and simple 90min journey from parking to boarding.
“Our fast-paced travellers no longer have to worry about traffic at the airport.”
Spread across an area of 4,750m², the terminal is capable of handling an average of 1,200 bags per hour.
It is expected to ease traffic pressure at the airport.
The terminal features 12 check-in counters at the ground floor level, two of which are dedicated to business travellers and baggage drop-offs for those who checked-in online.
It will also provide two car park check-in counters and self-service check-in kiosks in the parking structure and the terminal.
The terminal has its own passport control desks located at departure and arrival and has only one security check after passport control.
In addition to direct connections to the Jazeera Airways dedicated gates B1, B2 and B3, the terminal connects to a parking space to provide sufficient space to park 350 cars and access to the terminal through a connecting tunnel.