Civil Aviation Celebrates the World Aviation Day
The Director-General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation - Mr. Yousef Al-Fouzan, said that the State of Kuwait is striving to adopt the best international practices in the field of civil aviation industry, benefiting from its distinct geographical location, which has been translated through the open skies policy, to become one of the most prestigious regional hubs in the civil aviation industry in the region. This came in a statement by Mr. Al-Fouzan during a celebration organized by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on the occasion of the World Civil Aviation Day, which coincides with the anniversary of signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation in 1944, also known as the Chicago Charter, on 7th December under the slogan (Advancing Innovation for Development of Global Aviation). He added that the aspirations and strategic vision in the plan to modernize and develop Kuwait International Airport come in response to the expected growth in air-traffic, stressing the State of Kuwait's keenness in developing the civil aviation sector as one of the most important sectors that will contribute towards achieving its development and economic goals through the (New Kuwait Vision 2030). He explained that the World Civil Aviation Day aims to help enhance global awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of the countries. He stated that the celebration highlights the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which is affiliated with the United Nations system concerned with civil aviation and international air-transport, represented in helping the countries to collaborate and attain a global air-transport network characterized by safety and security in a manner that serves humanity. Mr. Al-Fouzan indicated that the celebration of the World Civil Aviation Day comes about two years after the Corona pandemic, which posed a major challenge to the air-transport sector globally. He pointed out that, as from the beginning of the pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation undertook all safety and precautionary measures and adopted codes and guidelines, as well as its efforts to develop plans to support the air-transport sector in Kuwait in order to accelerate recovery and the return of the air-transport sector to exercise its vital role in the economic and social development, in addition to developing a comprehensive plan to restart operating commercial flights to Kuwait International Airport. He indicated that the State of Kuwait holds a long history as a contracting member with ICAO since 1960, pointing out the country's interest in continuing to support ICAO's programs and policies and keeping pace with the global practice.