Muscat International Airport

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Muscat International Airport
Aerial view of Muscat Airport.jpg

IATA: MCTICAO: OOMS

MCT is located in Oman
MCT
MCT
Location of Airport in Oman
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Oman Airports Management Company
Serves Muscat
Location Muscat, Oman
Hub for Oman Air
Coordinates 23°35′18.92″N 58°17′26.16″E / 23.5885889°N 58.2906000°E / 23.5885889; 58.2906000Coordinates: 23°35′18.92″N 58°17′26.16″E / 23.5885889°N 58.2906000°E / 23.5885889; 58.2906000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08R/26L (Closed Temp) [1] 11,758 3,584 Asphalt
08L/26R 13,123 4,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Total passengers 8,709,505 Increase
Total Aircraft movements 82,085 Increase

Muscat International Airport (IATA: MCTICAO: OOMS), also called Seeb International Airport is the largest airport in Oman. Situated 32 km from Muscat, the capital of Oman, spread over an area of 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi). The airport currently has one terminal with another due to be completed in 2014. The new terminal will have capacity of 12 million passengers a year.[2] Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman is based on the grounds of Muscat International Airport.

History[edit]

The airport opened as Seeb International Airport in 1973, replacing a smaller airfield located in Bayt al Falaj.[3] It has hosted Royal Air Force BAe Nimrods in the past, including for the 1991 Gulf War. These aircraft cooperated with the Royal Navy of Oman in the 'Magic Roundabout' exercise series.[4]

The base was used by a detachment of Vickers VC10 tankers from No. 101 Squadron RAF during the Gulf War training with Royal Air Force SEPECAT Jaguars.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah
Air Blue Karachi, Lahore
Air India Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai
Air India Express Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Thiruvanathapuram
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Chittagong, Dhaka
British Airways Abu Dhabi, London-Heathrow
Egypt Air Cairo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Emirates Dubai-International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
FlyDubai Dubai-International
Gulf Air Bahrain
IndiGo Mumbai
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz
Jet Airways Kochi, Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram
KLM Amsterdam, Doha
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Oman Air Abu Dhabi, Amman-Queen Alia, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beirut, Cairo, Chennai, Chittagong, Colombo, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka (begins 1 August 2015),[6] Doha, Dubai-International, Duqm, Frankfurt, Goa, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jaipur, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khasab, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Male, Manila, Medina, Milan-Malpensa, Mumbai, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh, Salalah, Singapore,[7] Sohar, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvanathapuram, Zanzibar, Zürich
Pakistan International Airlines Gwadar, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Turbat
Qatar Airways Doha
Rotana Jet Abu Dhabi[8]
Saudia Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh
Shaheen Air Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Karachi
Sri Lankan Airlines Colombo
SpiceJet Ahmedabad
Swiss International Air Lines Dubai-International, Zürich
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Karachi
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
United Airways Chittagong, Dhaka

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Dubai-International
Cargolux Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Martinair Cargo Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sharjah, Singapore[9]
Oman Air Chennai , Luxembourg[10]

Traffic statistic[edit]

Year Total passengers Total Freight including Mail in Tons Total Civil Aircraft movements
2014 8,709,505[11] N/A 82,085[12]
2013 8,310,927 120,040 81,244
2012 7,546,715 113,269 73,842
2011 6,479,860 98,780 68,696
2010 5,751,516 96,390 67,160
2009 4,556,502 64,419 55,330
2008 4,002,121 58,486 45,600
2007 4,220,429 77,292 45,655
2006 4,777,747 99,529 46,319

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pilot information for Muscat international Airport". Our Airports. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "New airport". Oman Airports Management Company. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Airport History". Oman Airports Management Company. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Gp Capt Brian Burridge, Royal Air Force Nimrods in the Gulf
  5. ^ "19 Years Over Iraq". The Official RAF Annual Review 2010 (Stamford: Key Publishing): p. 9. December 2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help);
  6. ^ "Oman Air to Start Dhaka Route from August 2015". Airline Route. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Oman Air S15 Service Changes; New Service to Singapore". Airline Route. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rotana Jet moves base to Abu Dhabi International". thenational.ae. 27 October 2014. 
  9. ^ MP Cargo winter 2012 timetable
  10. ^ [1]. trasportoeuropa.it (Alleanza tra Cargolux e Oman Air nel cargo aereo)
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ [3]

External links[edit]

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