Kuwait Airport Arrivals & Departures KWI

Kuwait International airport
  • Address: Gazali Expressway, Farwiniyah, 13001, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Phone: +965 2431 9829
  • Email: isc@kuwait-airport.com.kw
  • Web: kuwaitairport.gov.kw

Airport Codes

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA): KWI
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): OKBK

KWI Arrivals today

KWI Departures today

About Kuwait International airport arrivals and departures

Airport Kuwait International Airport, located in Kuwait, 9-19 miles south of the city. Their time one is UTC + 3. Kuwait Airport will exist 100 years in 2027. The first Kuwait arrivals were already there in 1927. It was then mainly used by the English on the way to India. It took many decades before a new airport structure was opened in 1979. Another two decades later they started to improve and enlarge the terminal building. This has ensured to meet the growing demand of Kuwait departures. There were more check-in counters, a new entrance and a larger parking garage. In 2011, plans were made to expand even further. The first phase would bring the capacity to 14 million annual passengers and the optional phase to as much as 25 million passengers. The first phase was finally completed in 2016. A state-of-the-art terminal designed by Foster and his partners is currently under construction.

Busiest flight routes
Ground transportation Kuwait Airport

Many Kuwait Arrivals go to the rental car companies to rent a car. There are several well-known such as Hertz, Avis, Dollar and Budget, but also Drive, Makfm and Behbehani group.

There are also always taxis ready to continue your journey.

For a cheaper trip you can also go by bus. There are Kuwait departures between 4:30 am and 11:45 pm with bus number 13, 99 and 501. You could travel by public transport. There are several bus lines. In the terminal, ask at the information desk which one is most convenient for you. Prices range from 5KD to 20KD.

Kuwait airport terminals
Kuwait international airport departures terminal first floor




Kuwait airport departures zones:

Check-in zone 1:

Kuwait Airways – Aviation Slovak – Greek Airlines
Czech Airlines – Gulf Air – Bulgaria Air
Saudia Airlines – Syrian Airlines – Tarco Airlines
Salam Airlines – Atlasglobal Airlines – The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Nile Air – Iran Aseman Airlines – Fly Bosnia
Air India – Middle East Airlines – Bangladeshi Airlines
Indian Express – Onur Air

Check-in zone 2:

Emirates Airline – German Airlines – Air Arabia
Etihad Airways – Oman Air – Air Mediterranean
Ukrainian airlines – Jet Airways – Cham Wings Airlines
-Singapore Airlines – Tunis air – Sun Air
Egyptian International – Jordan Aviation – Azerbaijan Airlines

Check-in zone 3:

Turkish Airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – Jazeera Airways
Qatar Airways – British Airways Aviation – Bahrain Air
Nas Air (Saudi Arabia) – Qreven airline – Air Koryo
Delta Airlines – Ethiopian Airlines – Maha Lanka
Iraqi Airways

Check-in zone 4:

Egypt Air – Pakistan International Airlines – Fly Egypt
India Air – Jet Airways – Air Cairo
Sri Lanka Airlines – Air China – IndiGo Airlines
Air Arabia – Ethiopian Airlines – Pegasus airlines
Yemen Airways – Malaysia Airlines – Afghan Airlines
Shaheen Air – Air Arabia Egypt – Iran’s Mahan
United Airlines – Royal Jordanian Airlines

Kuwait international airport departures terminal ground floor

The Kuwait Airport arrivals hall is located on the ground floor. After arriving by plane you will get off on the first floor. You will then be led to ground floor. You have to go through the passport check before you arrive at the baggage claim area. You walk through the customs to the KWI airport arrivals hall where there are many shops and other services.


Terminal 2 is scheduled to be completed in 2022. As a result, the airport will grow significantly and increase capacity with 28 gates, thousands of parking spaces, a 400-bed hotel and an additional 13 million arrivals and KWI airport departures.

Terminal 3 is for private flights.

Terminal 4 is used by Kuwait Airways with international Kuwait departures to:

Terminal 5 is connected to Terminal 1 and offers flights for the airline Jazeera Airways. Jazeera Airways offers similar routes compared to Kuwait Airways but more focused on the region.

They are currently building a complete new terminal.

New terminal project:


There are currently 3 terminals open (Terminal 1, 4 and 5). Most airlines use terminal 1 which is in the main building. Terminal 1 is the largest terminal and provides both domestic and international Kuwait international airport arrivals and departures. On the ground floor is Kuwait flight arrivals hall and first floor is Kuwait flight departures hall where there are 4 check-in areas.

Flight arrivals and departures Kuwait airport

The airport has 2 runways available for all Kuwait arrivals with lengths of 11,100 and 11,500 feet. From the year 2015 to 2019, Kuwait Airport has seen continuous growth in passenger transportation. More and more Kuwait airport departures go to places all over the world. In 2019 there were the most Kuwait flight  departures and arrivals in history. A total of 15,448,909 passengers were transported there. Kuwait International Airport has also been hit by the corona crisis and is therefore seeing the figures fall sharply. With an extra terminal to be completed in a few years, plans remain grand to bring more Kuwait airport arrivals and departures.


Although Kuwait is often rated as one of the worst airports, that may change with the new terminal. Until then, however, the passengers who arrive see that it was often not well organized, not as clean as expected and the person was not exactly friendly.