The number of visitors to the ground of Kuwait Aviation Show 2020 has exceeded 60,000, the fair organizing committee announced on Saturday.
Held under the patronage of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the show, in its second edition, took place from 15 to 18 January 2020.
Marking the event’s conclusion, Ahmad Bahbahani, the Committee Chair, said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), that the next edition of the show would be held on January 19, 2022.
The success of the show signals that Kuwait has become a main competitor in the navigation market in the region, he said, admiring His Highness the Amir patronization of the exhibition, depicting his keenness on supporting the national civil aviation sector.
Bahbahani lauded the shows displayed by units from the Kuwaiti, Saudi, US and Italian air forces during the four-day event.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated in Kuwait Aviation Show 2020 with a delegation led by General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) President Abdulhadi Al-Mansoori, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Royal Saudi Air Force, represented by the Saudi Falcons Team, also participated in the Show with seven aircraft with all its technical and air crews.
Through its participation in the exhibition, GACA aimed to introduce investment opportunities in the aviation sector and review the major developments reached by the civil aviation sector in the Kingdom.
GACA showcased the Kingdom’s civil aviation sector projects in construction, development and improvement of the Kingdom’s 28 airports. This is in addition to an effort to provide information to the air show visitors about GACA next qualitative stage after the opening of the tourist visa at airports and the start of the Kingdom’s reception of tourist groups.
The Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing at GACA, Mr. Talal Al-Obailan, stated that GACA’s participation in this important gathering comes to highlight the achievements of the aviation sector and review the existing projects and confirm the excellence of civil aviation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in light of the expansion in the region from the establishment and development of airports.
“This in order to acquire its fair share of the aviation market, as well as to meet directly with various aviation authorities, to discuss the developments and challenges facing the civil aviation industry in the region,” he added.
More than 35 countries, including Saudi Arabia, and 200 companies of civil and military airlines attended the show. More than 70 diverse aircraft were showcased at the show.