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) N/A N/A 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, 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 Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, 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 Cochin, Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram
KLM Amsterdam, Doha
Kuwait Airways Colombo, Kuwait
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Oman Air Abu Dhabi, Amman-Queen Alia, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beirut, Cairo, Chennai, Chittagong, Cochin, Colombo, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jaipur, Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khasab, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Madinah, Male, 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 Dammam, Jeddah, Medinah, Riyadh
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
SpiceJet Ahmedabad[4]
Swiss International Air Lines Dubai-International, Zurich
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Karachi
Turkish Airlines Bahrain, Istanbul-Atatürk
United Airways Dhaka

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Martinair-KLM Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sharjah, Singapore[5]

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

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. 
  4. ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/spicejet-to-launch-thrice-a-week-ahmedabadmuscat-flight/article4970390.ece
  5. ^ MP Cargo winter 2012 timetable

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