Kuwait Transport

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Air traffic is rising steadily in Kuwait as the state continues to capitalise on growing volumes of international travellers, buoyed by heightened regional activity.

Situated between Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran, at the very top of the Gulf, Kuwait is in a strategically advantageous location and has the capacity to act as an important logistics conduit for its northern neighbour, Iraq. Determined to realise this potential, the government has committed to developing a portfolio of transport infrastructure that...

Breaking ground in 2013 on a new, 130,000-sq-metre terminal building, the Kuwait International Airport (KIA) is at the forefront of a major national overhaul of transport infrastructure. This is intended to renew the nation’s international transport credentials, improve its image, and encourage greater economic diversification in the hydrocarbons...

What does the privatisation of Kuwait Airways mean for the broader aviation sector in Kuwait?

Chapter | Transport & Logistics from The Report: Kuwait 2013

Kuwait is forging ahead with infrastructure upgrades as part of its $107bn National Development Plan to support all modes of transport. Home to 6% of the world’s oil reserves, hydrocarbons continue to define Kuwait’s current transport infrastructure, yet contemporary strategic goals – in line with Vision 2035 – look to develop the entire sector with diversification as the central focus. If...

Oil production retains its key role in the economy, however plans are under way to encourage diversification away from hydrocarbons towards an economy that is more knowledge based. The political climate has been characterised of late by a number of disputes, often resulting in either the resignation of the government or the dissolution of parliament, which has contributed to the slow progress of some projects. 

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