Kuwait Airport (KWI) Guide to Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

Kuwait Airport Terminal map

Kuwait Airport was first opened in 1927 – 1928 period, as a scale airport for flights to British India. It wasn’t until 00s that it went under major renovation and expansion works which incorporated features such as check-in areas, a multi-storey parking and a mall.

Nowadays, Terminal 2 is under construction – The project was announced in 2012 and it was expected to be ended by 2016. Due to some administrative problems, it was cancelled twice, finally, as on 2017, the project is estimated to be finalized in 2020.

Given the congestion in Terminal 1, the airport authorities just moved some flights to Sheikh Saad Terminal.

Kuwait airport terminal is able to handle 13 million passengers yearly.

The airport is currently composed by two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 and the Sheikh Saad Terminal, which is a small terminal where scheduled flights are also hosted and features for its great service offer.


Kuwait Airport Terminal 1 is divided into the following levels as showed below:

- First level: The Arrivals area.

- Second level: The Departures area.


The airlines attached below serves Kuwait Airport:

- Aegean Airlines
- Air Arabia
- Air Arabia Egypt
- Air Arabia Jordan
- Air Cairo
- Air India
- Air India Express
- AIMasria Universal Airlines
- AtlasGlobal
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines
- British Airways
- Bulgaria Air
- Cham Wings Airlines
- EgyptAir
- Emirates
- Ehtiopian Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- FlyBaghdad
- FlyDubai
- FlyEgypt
- Flynas
- Gulf Air
- Iran Air
- Iran Aseman Airlines
- Iraqi Airways
- Jazeera Airways
- Jet Airways
- Kish Air
- Kuwait Airways
- Lufthansa
- Mahan Air
- Meraj Airlines
- Middle East Airlines
- Nile Air
- Oman Air
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Pegasus Airlines
- Philippine Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Rotana Jet
- Royal Jordanian
- Saudia
- Shaheen Air
- Syrian Air
- SriLankan Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Wataniya Airways


The services displayed below can be found at Kuwait Airport:

- Automated check-in points
- Baggage handling system
- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Currency exchange
- Airport Hotel
- Travel agencies
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Kids Zone
- Duty free shops
- ATMs
- Parenting rooms
- Airport malls
- Bank branch
- Luggage packing
- Luggage storage
- The Health Centre
- Pharmacy
- Information booth
- Toilets
- Business corner
- Car rental booths

Airport lounges

Kuwait Airport terminals host a wide offer of lounges:

- Pearl Lounge Sheikh Saad: In the Sheikh Saad Terminal, the Pearl Lounge Sheikh Saad is only available for Fly Dubai International passengers. Opening hours: 24 hours. There are showers available. In order to access to it you need a priority pass.

- Kuwait Airways Dasman Lounge: Located in the airside of Terminal 1, just opposite gates 22 and 23. It is open 24 hours. The access fare is of KWD 12.00.

- Pearl Lounge: Also located in the airside of Terminal 1, opposite gate 2. Opening hours: 24 hours. In order to access to it you need a priority pass.

- Dasman Premier Lounge: It is located also in the airside of Terminal 1, after gate 26. Opening hours: 24 hours. Access fare is of KWD 6.00.