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Kuwait Airport records six percent increase in passengers in 2013

KUWAIT, Feb 5 (KUNA) -- Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced Wednesday that the passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport increased by six percent with the number of arriving and departing passengers reaching 9, 376,618 compared to 2012.
The directorate said in its annual statistics' sheet that the number of passengers arriving at the airport reached 4,717,532 in 2013 compared to 4,483, 141 in 2012, with an increase of five percent.
The number of departing passengers reached 4,659,086 in 2013 compared to 4, 394,742 in 2012, with an increase of six percent, noted the directorate, adding that the number of commercial flights to and from Kuwait Airport in 2013 reached 78,135 with an increase of three percent compared to 75,588 flights in 2012.
The GCC sectors recorded the highest percentage in passenger traffic with 46.4 percent, followed by Arab sectors with 20.6 percent, Asian by 21.9 percent, European, American, and African with 11.1 percent.(end) mjb.ysa.ag KUNA 051259 Feb 14NNNN