Old Airport vs New Airport Size Comparison

Post by Mark

Since I last posted about the new Kuwait airport in May, a lot of progress has been made based on satellite imagery from Google Maps. Since I could now clearly see the outline of the new airport, I decided I’d overlay our current airport just to get an idea of how big the new airport is going to be.

I managed to fit six of our current airpot over the new one (same scale). This means the new airport is roughly six times bigger than the current one!

To view the updated satellite imagery, click on the following link from a mobile device (desktop will show old imager) [Google Maps]


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  1. Adly says:

    The irony is that by the time they finish the new airport most expats will have left either by choice or due to the cost cutting and layoffs taking place across the board, and then they won’t need such a large airport anymore #sigh

    • zaydoun says:

      اخرس! قطع لسانك

      :-)))))))

    • Sam says:

      Why u don’t leave now, so we can enjoy our small airport?!

      • DeViL says:

        God Bless! So much hatred,for what? A few mins extra here and there? Take it in a spirit that we will fix it next time you are around or working on it. Also, fixing things that get in a way.

      • ThatGuy says:

        Your airport is trash anyhow. It is the personnel who work there, not the structure itself, that makes it a chore to fly in and out of.

  2. Hamad says:

    Someone got a lot of free time in hand (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Any word on when does it open though?

  3. Zee1 says:

    Ironically there is almost no progress on the support terminal which is supposed to be operational end of this year!

  4. Hamshussein says:

    Airport typo.

  5. Kuwait says:

    I’m pretty certain your second picture will be used in official presentations in future to show how big it is :)

  6. TazmaniaQ8 says:

    Now that’s an outside-the-box way to do it provided that similar scale is used.

    It would’ve been, however, easier and far more accurate to have total floor area of old vs. new airport compared. In this case; new airport is 4.77 times bigger than the old one, roughly.

  7. Waleed says:

    Is it just me or does the overlay look like a starship troope lol.


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