Muscat, Duqm Airport celebrated the fourth
anniversary of starting operations on 23rd July 2014.
Duqm Airport, which prepares for launching operations from the
new port, is an important aerial gateway that contributes to enhancing
the economic and tourism activity witnessed by the Sultanate since the
dawn of the Blessed Renaissance.
“Duqm Airport is 100% managed by Omanis since starting operations
at the temporary port in July 2014. The Port has achieved the aims for
which it was set up especially the construction works at the new
passenger terminal is nearing completion and will be opened in
September 2018,” said Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed al-Hosani, CEO of
Oman Airports Company.
“Duqm Airport is a mean for connecting Duqm to the foreign world. It
complements the great efforts made by the Special Economic Zone
Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) to place the zone on the world economic
map and leverage its strategic location. The airport includes a runway
that is designed to receive all types and sizes of aircrafts and a
passenger terminal with a capacity to handle 500,000 passengers per
annum. It includes waiting areas that are not lesser than modern
airports,” Sheikh al-Hosani added.
“Since starting operations till mid July 2018, Duqm Airport received
120,000 passengers till mid-July 2018 through Muscat-Duqm route.
Oman Air has operated 3000 flights – six flights weekly. The passenger
terminal, which stretches over 5600 square meters includes two
boarding bridges, 5 check in-out counters and 4 km long and 75-
meter-wide runway that can receive the biggest aircrafts in the world.
The 8-storey building includes a 37-meter-high air traffic control (ATC)
tower and officers for air observers. The new passenger terminal is
provided with 8 baggage check systems, 5 cabins for renting cars and
hotel reservation, in addition to air carriers’ offices and VIP lounge
Source: Oman News Agency