Sohar Airport (OHS/OOSH)


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Located 220km northwest of Muscat the coastal city of Sohar, the main city in the Batinah region.

The coastal city of Sohar, the main city in the Batinah region, is located 220km northwest of Muscat and is on the main road transport route between the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirate of Dubai. Over recent years, Sohar, and the wider Batinah region, have attracted significant industrial and commercial infrastructure investments.

The airport can act as a connecting hub for the Far East, Africa and Indian Sub-Continent.

Easy process and procedures.

Excellent quality for customer service and management.

Other major reasons:

  • Sohar Port.
  • Sohar Freezone.
  • Industrial State.
Sohar Airport provides an alternative, quicker route for travelers wishing to access Sohar and the north of Oman.

  • Inauguration for first landing 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, Operations Departments).
  • Promoting new air services at all Omani airports.
  • Supporting airlines with business cases and joint promotion.
  • Working together with tourism authority to facilitate co-operation.
  • Initiate incentive scheme for regional airports.
The airport serves as a gateway for cargo and courier traffic in northern Oman and, in the future, will ease congestion pressure on Sultan Qaboos Port in Muscat.

Total population in Sohar catchment: 1.5 million.

Region Omani Non-Omani Total
Al Batinah North 484,801 292,251 777,052
Ad Dhahirah 57,361 149,103 206,464
Musandam 27,463 15,973 43,436
Al-Buraymi 53,959 55,321 109,280
Al Batinah South 249,019 123,388 372,407
Source: Oman National Center.

The airport is within the proximity of the major commercial, industrial and economic centres of Sohar including the Port of Sohar Special Economic Zone. It complements the future plans for a major expressway and rail network which will underpin the port city`s eventual transformation into a major industrial and economic hub on the Batinah coast.

Sohar Airport has a capacity to handle 50,000 tonnes of freight per annum.

Sohar is an industrial city, so there are significant opportunities for high-value goods to be moved by air, including working with the following companies:

  • Liwa Plastics Industries Complex.
  • Sohar Aluminium Company.
  • Sohar International Urea & Chemical Industries (SIUCI) Fertiliser Complex.
  • Public Establishment for Industrial Estates.
  • Vale Oman Pelletizing Company.
  • More than 300 factories and institutions.

Sohar Airport has an annual capacity of 250,000 passengers per annum.

Geography:

Sohar Airport, about 10km northwest of Sohar.

 

Infrastructure & Operations:

Runway(s): One − 15/33 4,001m.

Slot Coordinated: Contact: schedule@omanairports.com

Operating hours: Day time.

Terminal(s): One − annual capacity 250,000 passengers per annum.

Min. Connect time: 40 minutes.

Passenger boarding bridges: One.

Bus boarding lounges: Two.

Check-in: Three desks.

In addition, Sohar Airport will serve as an emergency alternative to Muscat Airport for passengers and cargo coming into the Sultanate.

 

Financials:

Fees and charges