Muscat International Airport
|Muscat International Airport
مطار مسقط الدولي
|Operator||Oman Airports Management Company|
|Hub for||Oman Air|
Muscat International Airport (IATA: MCT, ICAO: OOMS), formerly 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.
The airport opened as Seeb International Airport in 1973, replacing a smaller airfield located in Bayt al Falaj. 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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|Cargolux||Hong Kong, Luxembourg|
|Martinair Cargo||Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sharjah, Singapore|
|Oman Air||Chennai , Luxembourg|
|Year||Total passengers||Total Freight including Mail in Tons||Total Civil Aircraft movements|
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