Al-Jalawi: Activating the Emergency Plan after the Sandstorms that Swept the Country

The Deputy Director-General for Air Navigation Affairs - Engineer/ Emad Faleh Al-Jalawi, affirmed that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has activated the emergency plan during the sandstorms that swept the country on Monday, May 16, 2022, over a period of 24 hours.


Al-Jalawi said that due to the bad weather conditions and after the horizontal visibility at Kuwait International Airport decreased to less than 300 meters, the emergency plan was activated in all operational sectors in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, especially in the air navigation sector and the airport sector.


He stated that the air-traffic at Kuwait International Airport witnessed a state of instability, thus it was decided to stop the traffic of incoming flights from four thirty in the evening until six in the evening, whereby those flights were transferred to nearby airports, noting that later on the traffic was resumed and both the incoming and departing flights were rescheduled.