Sohar Airport (OHS/OOSH)


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

Geography:

Suhar Airport is about 200 Km away from Muscat and about 250 Km away from Dubai. It can be served from Al Batina Express Road and Sultan Qaboos Road. Taxies are available in the airport and public transport available in Suhar city.

Infrastructure & Operations:

Runway(s): One runway 4 km & 3 TWYs
Slot Coordinated: Contact: slots@airportcoordination.org
Operating hours: Day time.
Terminal(s): One terminal refurbished one year ago.
Apron: Capability to occupy up to 3 aircrafts code F converted to 5 code C.
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.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news:

  • Fuel service available.
  • Full ground handling available.
Sohar Airport provides an alternative, quicker route for travelers wishing to access Sohar and the north of Oman.

  • Inauguration for first landing flightcake cutting celebration .
  • Press conference, press(localInternational) and fam trip
  • Airport tours for travel agents, tour operators and airline .
  • Establishing contacts to the distribution channels locally ( Commercial , finance, media , operation departments )
  • Promoting new air at all Oman Airports.
  • Supporting airlines with business cases and joint promoting .
  • Working together with Tourism Authority to facilitate co-operation
  • Marketing support for 3 years for scheduled airlines only
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:

Suhar Airport is about 200 Km away from Muscat and about 250 Km away from Dubai. It can be served from Al Batina Express Road and Sultan Qaboos Road. Taxies are available in the airport and public transport available in Suhar city.

Infrastructure & Operations:

Runway(s): One runway 4 km & 3 TWYs

Slot Coordinated: Contact: slots@airportcoordination.org

Operating hours: Day time.

Terminal(s): One terminal refurbished one year ago.

Apron: Capability to occupy up to 3 aircrafts code F converted to 5 code C.

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.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news:

  • Fuel service available.
  • Full ground handling available.

Financials:

Fees and charges