January 16, 2023 aviation

Did Kuwait Airport operate without a license for several days?


The Deputy Director General for Air Navigation Services, Imad Al-Jalawi in a letter to the Director General of the General Administration of Civil Aviation on January 8, when inquired about the expiration of the Kuwait International Airport license certificate on December 31, 2022, was told the renewal took place on time on January 1 for a period of two years.

According to the source, the deputy director had no news about the renewal, which prompted him to ask in his official letter, reports Al-Qabas daily.

According to the letter, the airport allegedly operated for several days without a license after its license certificate expired on December 31, 2022, and was not renewed before the expiry date.

Responsible sources told the daily that the airport’s operation with the expiration of the license could expose it to problems with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in addition to the fears of some major airlines from operating their flights to Kuwait.

The letter sent by the Deputy Director General for Air Navigation Services, Imad Al-Jalawi, to the Director General of the General Administration of Civil Aviation, stated, “We inform you that the Kuwait International Airport license certificate expired on Dec 31, 2022, and the Air Navigation Department addressed the Aviation Safety Department on Dec 15, 2022 in the same regard, and the statement of the Safety Department said the certificate has not yet been signed; therefore, “please kindly instruct those who are required to approve the new certificate, as one of the airlines has contacted the air control officials to inquire about the validity of the airport certificate, due to its importance to the authorities of the state licensing airlines.”

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