Kuwait’s Public Works Minister Ali al-Omair signed a $4.3 billion contract with Turkish company Limak for the construction of the new terminal at Kuwait International Airport.

Ali al-Omair commented that the construction has been long overdue and ensured there will be no delays in the project. The expansion of an airport is part of a broader Kuwait's development plan, aimed at propelling its regional prominence.

The new terminal should be completed in six years and increase the airport's capacity from 7 million to 25 million passengers per year. The number of gates will be raised from 21to 51 and the airport could serve 1 Airbus 380 superjumbos simultaneously.