Kuwait Airport Adopts RFID Technology to Speed Passengers’ Leaving

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On June 11, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) signed a contract that is worth KD 10.19 million (33.6 million dollars) with Dutch Deerns Company. According to the contract, Deerns will offer monitoring and management services. The aim of the contract is carrying out a series of technology facilities at Kuwait International Airport. DGCA Chairman Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said in a statement that Deerns will offer navigation and meteorology system services and upgrade the technical guidelines.

He said that it also helps the development of ability, especially adding new towers and runways before the main airport open in order to improve the traffic capacity. The contract was signed by Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, and Deerns CEO Jan Karel Mak. Established in 1928, Deerns Company has many branches in many countries such as German, the U.S. and Dutch.

Besides, customs officials of Kuwait international airport start to use RFID technology to check the travellers and identify and track the moving objects on this Thursday. Jamal Al-Jalawi, Directorate General of Customs head, said: “Four exits will be equipped with this technology before travellers arrive at the airport. One of the exits will be distributed to the passengers who are without hand luggage, the others carrying with luggage will leave the airport from the rest three exits. These exits are designed to simplify the arrival process for passengers and ensure that they leave the airport without any affection of delay.”

At the same time, Jenan Bushehri, the State Minister for Housing and Services, detects the airport at recent. The aim of this visit is checking the plan for renovating the airport and adopting new check luggage technology to prevent the trafficking of illegal substances in the country.

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