Muscat International Airport (IATA: MCT, ICAO: OOMS), formerly called Seeb International Airport , 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.Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman is based on the grounds of Muscat International Airport.
As of 1 February 2008, the airport's name has been changed from Seeb International Airport to Muscat International Airport. 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. The first phase is due to be completed, after long delays, in early 2016.
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