Muscat International Airport

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Muscat International Airport
MCT Airport Terminal View.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 11,758 3,584 Asphalt
08L/26R (under construction) 13,123 4,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Total passengers 8,310,927 Increase
Total Freight Handled 120,040 tons Increase
Total Aircraft movements 81,244 Increase

Muscat International Airport (IATA: MCTICAO: OOMS), also called Seeb International Airport is the largest airport in Oman and the main hub of the national carrier Oman Air. Situated 32 km from Muscat, the capital of Oman, spread over an area of 22 square kilometres (8.5 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. [1]

History[edit]

The airport opened as Seeb International Airport in 1973, replacing a smaller airfield located in Bayt al Falaj.[2]

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.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah
Air Blue 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
Etihad Abu Dhabi
FlyDubai Dubai
Gulf Air Bahrain
IndiGo Delhi, Mumbai
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz
Jet Airways Cochin, Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram
KLM Amsterdam, Doha
Kuwait Airways Abu Dhabi, Kuwait
Lufthansa Abu Dhabi (ends 29 March 2015),[4] Frankfurt
Oman Air Abu Dhabi, Amman-Queen Alia, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beirut, Cairo, Chennai, Chittagong, Kochi, Colombo, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jaipur, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta (begins 12 December 2014),[5] Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khasab, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Madinah, Male, Manila (begins 2 December 2014),[6] Milan-Malpensa, Mumbai, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh, Salalah, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvanathapuram, Zanzibar, Zurich
Pakistan International Airlines Gwadar, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Turbat
Qatar Airways Doha
Rotana Jet Abu Dhabi-Bateen
Saudia Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh
Shaheen Air International Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
SpiceJet Ahmedabad
Swiss International Air Lines Dubai-International, Zurich
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Karachi
Turkish Airlines Bahrain, Istanbul-Atatürk
United Airways Dhaka, Chittagong

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Hong Kong, Findel
DHL Cargo Dubai
Martinair-KLM Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sharjah, Singapore[7]

Traffic statistic[edit]

Year Total passengers Total Freight including Mail in Tons Total Civil Aircraft movements
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. ^ "New airport". Oman Airports Management Company. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Airport History". Oman Airports Management Company. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "19 Years Over Iraq". The Official RAF Annual Review 2010 (Stamford: Key Publishing): p. 9. December 2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help);
  4. ^ "Lufhansa Ends Abu Dhabi Service from late-March 2015". Airline Route. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Oman Air to Start Manila / Jakarta Service from Dec 2014". Airlineroute.net. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Oman Air to Start Manila / Jakarta Service from Dec 2014". Airlineroute.net. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  7. ^ MP Cargo winter 2012 timetable

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