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Kuwait International Airport Code KWI

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 13001

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 29°13'35"N / 47°58'8"E


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Station ID: OKBK
Observation Time: 13/05/2021 2:09 pm

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About Kuwait International Airport Code

Kuwait International Airport code is KWI. This airport got its IATA code from its name itself. 

About Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is located 15.5 kilometres south of Kuwait’s city centre. It is one of the busiest aviation hubs in the country featuring all the basic amenities such as on-site parking, restaurants, and lounges among others to meet the requirements of all passengers. 

Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is connected to the city centre by all modes of transport. 

It is home to Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Base. 

Kuwait International Airport (KWI) Runways

Kuwait International Airport (KWI) has two runways: 

15R/33L 3,400m concrete 

15L/33R 3,500m asphalt 

Kuwait International Airport (KWI) Terminals

There are 5 terminals at the airport:

Terminal 1

It is the main terminal of the airport serving flights of all airlines except those operated by Jazeera Airways, Kuwait Airways, Aegean Airlines, and flydubai. It has 16 gates and hosts several duty-free shops, lounges, and restaurants. 

Terminal 2

This facility will increase its capacity to over 13 million passengers annually by 2022 when it will be ready for public use. It will have all world-class amenities on the premises. 

Terminal 3

This facility was originally named Sheikh Saad General Aviation Terminal and was primarily used by Aegean Airlines and flydubai before going out of operations. 

Terminal 4

This facility is used by flights operated by Kuwait Airways. Spread across an area of 55,000 square meters, Terminal 4 is able to handle more than 4.5 million passengers a year.

Terminal 5

Terminal 5 is used by Jazeera Airway exclusively. It has 350 parking spaces along with check-in zones, lounges, and restaurants. 

Nearest Airports to Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

Basra International Airport 206 km 

Ahwaz International Airport 352 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

Air Arabia

Aircompany Armenia

Air India

Air India Express

AIMasria Universal Airlines


Azerbaijan Airlines

British Airways

Bulgaria Air

Cham Wings Airlines



Ethiopian Airlines

Etihad Airways







Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
15R-33L 11,155 ft 148 ft Concrete Yes
15L-33R 11,483 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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