Update: Kuwait airport resumes operations after halting flights

Arriving flights were redirected to Dammam, Riyadh and Manama airports



Kuwait’s aviation regulator has said that operations have resumed at the Kuwait International Airport after flights were temporarily suspended on Thursday due to the unstable weather conditions.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation first suspended all departing flights on Wednesday and said arriving flights would be redirected to Dubai, Bahrain and Dammam.

State news agency KUNA later quoted director general of airport affairs Fahad Al-Wugayyan as saying that said flights were diverted to Riyadh, Dammam and Manama.

“All flights departing from Kuwait were delayed and all passengers were informed about new schedules,” he was quoted as saying.

State corporations, banks and the country’s stock market suspended work on Wednesday as extreme weather caused flooding in some areas of Kuwait City.

Read: Kuwaiti stock market, banks suspend work on Wednesday after floods

The country’s public works minister resigned on Friday due to the extensive damage caused by days of rains and floods last week. The first death linked to the bad weather was reported the next day.

Read: Floods kill one in Kuwait a day after minister resigned</strong