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KWI Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KWI / OKBK
Airport Names:
  1. Kuwait International Airport
  2. مطار الكويت الدولي
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
GPS Coordinates: 29°13'36"N by 47°58'47"E
Area Served: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Operator/Owner: Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 206 feet (63 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Kuwait International Airport (KWI):

  • Because of Kuwait International Airport's relatively low elevation of 206 feet, planes can take off or land at Kuwait International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • On October 3, 2011, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced that a new Foster + Partners-designed terminal will begin construction in 2012 and will increase the annual passenger handling amount to 13 million passengers in its first phase with the option of expanding to 25 million passengers.
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI) has 2 runways.
  • The airport underwent a massive renovation and expansion project from 1999–2001, in which the former parking lot was cleared and a terminal expansion was built.
  • In addition to being known as "Kuwait International Airport", another name for KWI is "مطار الكويت الدولي".
  • Kuwait International Airport can currently handle more than seven million passengers a year.
  • Kuwait International Airport handled 937,661 passengers last year.
  • The furthest airport from Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is Totegegie Airport (GMR), which is located 11,977 miles (19,275 kilometers) away in Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.
  • The closest airport to Kuwait International Airport (KWI) is Abadan International Airport (ABD), which is located 80 miles (129 kilometers) N of KWI.
  • In 2011 the Department of Civil Aviation announced the intention of extending Kuwait International Airport so it can handle more passengers and more aircraft.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kuwait International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Kuwait International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
180.12 miles (128.94 km) NAbadan International Airport (ABD)Abadan, IranView Abadan International Airport on a map Set ABD as destination Airport Get more information about Abadan International Airport
293.32 miles (150.18 km) NNWBasrah International AirportBasrah Airport (BSR)Basrah, IraqView Basrah International AirportBasrah Airport on a map Set BSR as destination Airport Get more information about Basrah International AirportBasrah Airport
3115.61 miles (186.06 km) NEMahshahr Airport (MRX)Mahshahr, IranView Mahshahr Airport on a map Set MRX as destination Airport Get more information about Mahshahr Airport
4128.12 miles (206.18 km) WSWQaisumah Domestic Airport (AQI)Qaisumah, Hafar Al-Batin, Eastern Province, Saudi ArabiaView Qaisumah Domestic Airport on a map Set AQI as destination Airport Get more information about Qaisumah Domestic Airport
5144.93 miles (233.24 km) NEOmidiyeh Air Base (OMI)Omidiyeh, IranView Omidiyeh Air Base on a map Set OMI as destination Airport Get more information about Omidiyeh Air Base
6153.12 miles (246.43 km) NNEAhwaz International Airport (AWZ)Ahwaz, IranView Ahwaz International Airport on a map Set AWZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ahwaz International Airport
7173.46 miles (279.15 km) EBushehr Airport (BUZ)Bushehr, IranView Bushehr Airport on a map Set BUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Bushehr Airport
8220.40 miles (354.70 km) SSEKing Fahd International Airport (DMM)Dammam, Saudi ArabiaView King Fahd International Airport on a map Set DMM as destination Airport Get more information about King Fahd International Airport
9223.02 miles (358.91 km) NDezful Airport (DEF)Dezful, IranView Dezful Airport on a map Set DEF as destination Airport Get more information about Dezful Airport
10243.92 miles (392.55 km) SSEKing Abdulaziz Air Base (DHA)Dhahran, Saudi ArabiaView King Abdulaziz Air Base on a map Set DHA as destination Airport Get more information about King Abdulaziz Air Base
11260.82 miles (419.75 km) SEBahrain International Airport (BAH)Al Muharraq, BahrainView Bahrain International Airport on a map Set BAH as destination Airport Get more information about Bahrain International Airport
12271.79 miles (437.41 km) NEShahrekord International Airport (CQD)Shahrekord, IranView Shahrekord International Airport on a map Set CQD as destination Airport Get more information about Shahrekord International Airport
13278.37 miles (447.99 km) EShiraz International Airport (SYZ)Shiraz, IranView Shiraz International Airport on a map Set SYZ as destination Airport Get more information about Shiraz International Airport
14285.73 miles (459.83 km) NWAl Najaf International Airport (NJF)Al Najaf, IraqView Al Najaf International Airport on a map Set NJF as destination Airport Get more information about Al Najaf International Airport
15287.57 miles (462.81 km) SSEAl-Ahsa International Airport (HOF)Hofuf, Saudi ArabiaView Al-Ahsa International Airport on a map Set HOF as destination Airport Get more information about Al-Ahsa International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Kuwait International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Kuwait International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,976.77 miles (19,274.69 km) SSETotegegie Airport (GMR)Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French PolynesiaView Totegegie Airport on a map Set GMR as destination Airport Get more information about Totegegie Airport
211,723.54 miles (18,867.16 km) SETureira Airport (ZTA)Tureia, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Tureira Airport on a map Set ZTA as destination Airport Get more information about Tureira Airport
311,629.35 miles (18,715.58 km) SSENukutavake Airport (NUK)Nukutavake, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Nukutavake Airport on a map Set NUK as destination Airport Get more information about Nukutavake Airport
411,618.39 miles (18,697.95 km) SSEPukarua Airport (PUK)Pukarua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Pukarua Airport on a map Set PUK as destination Airport Get more information about Pukarua Airport
511,482.26 miles (18,478.86 km) SEHao Airport (HOI)Hao, Tuamotu Island, French PolynesiaView Hao Airport on a map Set HOI as destination Airport Get more information about Hao Airport
611,352.35 miles (18,269.79 km) SSEFangatau Airport (FGU)Fangatau, French PolynesiaView Fangatau Airport on a map Set FGU as destination Airport Get more information about Fangatau Airport
711,309.52 miles (18,200.86 km) SERaroia Airport (RRR)Raroia, French PolynesiaView Raroia Airport on a map Set RRR as destination Airport Get more information about Raroia Airport
811,293.49 miles (18,175.06 km) SEMakemo Airport (MKP)Makemo, French PolynesiaView Makemo Airport on a map Set MKP as destination Airport Get more information about Makemo Airport
911,252.70 miles (18,109.42 km) SEAnaa Airport (AAA)Anaa, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Anaa Airport on a map Set AAA as destination Airport Get more information about Anaa Airport
1011,180.24 miles (17,992.80 km) SEFakarava Airport (FAV)Fakarava, Society Islands, French PolynesiaView Fakarava Airport on a map Set FAV as destination Airport Get more information about Fakarava Airport
1111,147.44 miles (17,940.03 km) ESERurutu Airport (RUR)Rurutu, French PolynesiaView Rurutu Airport on a map Set RUR as destination Airport Get more information about Rurutu Airport
1211,121.97 miles (17,899.04 km) SEApataki Airport (APK)Apataki, French PolynesiaView Apataki Airport on a map Set APK as destination Airport Get more information about Apataki Airport
1311,095.99 miles (17,857.23 km) SEArutua Airport (AXR)Arutua, Tuamotus, French PolynesiaView Arutua Airport on a map Set AXR as destination Airport Get more information about Arutua Airport
1411,077.01 miles (17,826.68 km) SEManihi Airport (XMH)Manihi, French PolynesiaView Manihi Airport on a map Set XMH as destination Airport Get more information about Manihi Airport
1511,068.65 miles (17,813.21 km) SEAhe Airport (AHE)Ahe, French PolynesiaView Ahe Airport on a map Set AHE as destination Airport Get more information about Ahe Airport