Kuwait

Kuwait

Global context

Measure2018
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)14.3
Global rank for international tourism expenditure25
Number of outbound visits (m)4.1
Most visited destinationSaudi Arabia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2018
Population (m)4.1
GDP per capita PPP (US$)69,196
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)0.9
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)1.2

Inbound visits to Britain from Kuwait

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Number of visits

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Average spend per visit (GBP)

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Access to Britain from Kuwait

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures19
Weekly seat capacity5,745
Airports with direct routes in Kuwait1
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • Since 2009, seat capacity from Kuwait has increased by 51%
  • In 2019, the highest share of departing seats came from the Kuwait airport to London Heathrow route, with a 97% share
  • Out of all the airlines to operate the Kuwait to Britain route in 2019, Kuwait Airways served the most departing seats with a 68% share
  • 2019 was the first year that Jazeera Airways began operating a route from Kuwait to Britain
  • Flights from Kuwait airport now serve London Heathrow and London Gatwick
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Kuwait is £78