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Nine flights diverted due to heavy fog

KUWAIT: Nine inbound planes to Kuwait International Airport were diverted to nearby airports due to heavy fogs yesterday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s Public Administration said in a statement. The administration said that weather conditions improved after 8:30 am and inbound flights returned to normal.

The authority added that the nine diverted planes in the early hours yesterday morning landed in Dubai, Bahrain, and Al-Damam, Saudi Arabia. The flights, which were diverted due to heavy fogs that swept Kuwait, were rescheduled for later in the day, the statement reads.

Meanwhile, navigation operations at Shuwaikh Port were normal despite decrease in visibility due to fog, Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) said. Director of Operations Captain Bader Al-Enezi said that the maritime traffic in Kuwait was normal, noting that the weather factors such as wind speed and visibility remained at the allowed limits to maintain a safe navigation. Enezi added that the observation tower at the port is monitoring the weather around the clock. – KUNA


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