Muscat International Airport (MCT/OOMS)

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Muscat International Airport is currently fit for purpose, however, as the airport grows its network it will have to expand its facilities.

Other reasons to serve this airport

  • Location of Oman.
  • Connecting hub for the Far East, Africa and Indian Sub-Continent.
  • In 2015, more than 800,000 passengers travelled between Muscat and Europe.
  • Free capacity at the airport.
  • Easy process and procedures.
  • Excellent quality for customer service and management.


When your airline starts a new service from Muscat, you can expect full support from the airport's management, including inaugural flight celebrations.

Marketing/and other support

  • Inauguration for first flight and cake cutting celebration.
  • Press conference, press (local and international) and FAM trip.
  • Airport tours for travel agents, tour operators and airline.
  • Establishing contacts with the local distribution channels (Commercial , Finance, Media and Operations departments).
  • Promoting new air service at all Oman Airports.
  • Supporting airlines with business cases and joint promotions.
  • Working together with local tourism authority to facilitate co-operation.

Muscat effortlessly blends the modern and the historic; the contemporary life with the traditional.

Catchment Area

  • The total population of Oman is around 4.5 million.
  • Muscat is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Oman.
  • The total population of the Muscat Governorate is around 1.5 million (National Centre for Statistics and Information).

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DHL Express in November 2016. Within the framework of the MoU, both parties have agreed to discuss cooperation in regards to growing capabilities within the logistics sector across Oman’s airports.

Freight Opportunities

  • Thanks to its unique location of being strategically situated at the centre of trade between the Indian Sub-Continent, Africa and the continents of Asia and Europe, Oman offers the highest potential for the cargo growth as a gateway to these regions with the combined capacity of the country’s four main airports.
  • Muscat Airport has a capacity to handle 140,000 tons per annum.
  • The cargo facility has increased its equipment fleet and infrastructure to provide better service and efficiency in operations.
  • As part of the new Muscat International Airport, due by 2017,  the new Muscat Cargo Centre, is a 32,000 sqm fully air-conditioned cargo terminal, with a capacity of 350,000 tons per annum.
  • Oman Air has made many design improvements and additions to the infrastructure to increase the cargo terminal capacity, allowing for faster processing, storage and delivery of cargo.

The new Muscat International Airport will have capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum, have 96 check-in counters, 29 passenger boarding bridges and two independent parallel runways.


  • The distance from downtown Muscat to the international airport is 13km.
  • Muscat International Airport is conveniently situated on the main Sultan Qaboos Highway between Muscat and Seeb.
  • Public buses, run by the Oman National Transport Company, stop on Sultan Qaboos Highway outside of the Muscat International Airport complex.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways: one runway; 4.000m.
  • Slot Coordinated: Yes. Contact:
  • Operating hours: 24 hr.
  • Terminals: one terminal.
  • Min. connect time: One hour.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • The new Muscat International Airport will have capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum.
  • Stage 2 (24 million), Stage 3 (36 million) and Stage 4 (48 million) of the project will see the airport’s capacity enhanced.
  • The new airport is scheduled to be completed in the next few years.
  • The new airport is designed as ICAO category 4F aircraft and shall be able to accommodate the world`s largest aircraft, the A380.
  • The two runways have been designed to enable independent parallel operation.
  • Muscat International Airport passenger terminal building total area – 580,000 metres squared.
  • ATC tower height – 97m.
  • 96 check-in counters.
  • 29 passenger boarding bridges.
  • 30 aircraft remote stands.
  • 5,500 bags per hour baggage processing capacity.

 Vital statistics


Click to enlarge. Number of the passenger development 2010-2015 for Muscat Airport

  • The airport handled over 10 million passengers in 2015.
  • The largest airlines (top five in terms of weekly seat capacity): Oman Air, flydubai, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Jet Airways.


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