Muscat International Airport

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Muscat International Airport
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MCT is located in Oman
Location of Airport in Oman
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
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), formerly Seeb International Airport,[2] is the largest airport in Oman. It is situated 32 km from the old city of Muscat and within the Muscat metropolitan area, and is spread over an area of 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi). The airport currently has one terminal with a new one due to replace it when completed in early 2016. The new terminal will have a capacity of 12 million passengers a year.[3] Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman is based on the grounds of Muscat International Airport.


Entrance to the airport
Interior of the terminal
New control tower and terminal building under construction, October 2014

The airport opened as Seeb International Airport in 1973, replacing a smaller airfield located in Bayt al Falaj.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

As of 1 February 2008, the airport's name has been changed from Seeb International Airport to Muscat International Airport.[7] A new 29-gate terminal is being built to replace the old terminal, bringing the airport's capacity to 12, 24 and 48 million annual passengers on conclusion of the first, second and third phases respectively.[8] The first phase is due to be completed, after long delays, in early 2016.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Emirates Airbus A330-200 deboarding passengers
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, Thiruvananthapuram
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Chittagong, Dhaka
British Airways Abu Dhabi, London-Heathrow
Cham Wings Airlines Damascus[9]
Egypt Air Cairo
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Emirates Dubai-International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
FlyDubai Dubai-Al Maktoum,[10] Dubai-International
Gulf Air Bahrain
IndiGo Mumbai
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz
Jet Airways Delhi (begins 22 March 2016),[11] Kochi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram
Kish Air Kish Island,[12] Shiraz [13]
KLM Abu Dhabi (begins 27 March 2016), Amsterdam, Doha (ends 26 March 2016)
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
Oman Air Abu Dhabi, Amman-Queen Alia, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beirut, Cairo, Chennai, Chittagong, Colombo, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai-International, Frankfurt, Goa, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jaipur, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khasab, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kuwait, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Lucknow, Male, Manila, Medina, Milan-Malpensa, Mumbai, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh, Salalah, Singapore, Sohar, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvananthapuram, Zanzibar, Zürich
Pakistan International Airlines Gwadar, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Turbat
Qatar Airways Doha
Rotana Jet Abu Dhabi[14]
Saudia Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh
Shaheen Air Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Karachi
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
SriLankan Airlines
operated by Mihin Lanka
SpiceJet Ahmedabad
Swiss International Air Lines Dubai-International, Zürich
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Karachi
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
United Airways Chittagong, Dhaka


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Hong Kong, Luxembourg
DHL Aviation Dubai-International
Martinair Cargo Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sharjah, Singapore[15]
Oman Air Chennai , Luxembourg[16]


Year Total passengers Total Freight including Mail in Tons Total Civil Aircraft movements
2014 8,709,505[17] N/A 82,085[18]
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


External links[edit]

Media related to Muscat International Airport at Wikimedia Commons