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12 million passengers use Oman’s airports

The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 6.5 percent.

TAS News Service
Nov 3, 2019

MUSCAT: As many as 12.04 million passengers travelled through four airports in the Sultanate until the end of August 2019, according to a data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The number of arriving and departing flights from Muscat International, Salalah, and Sohar Airports by the end of August 2019 reached 75,971 flights,.

The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 6.5 percent to 10.8 million passengers at the end of August 2019, over the same period of the previous year.

The total number of flights at Muscat International Airport fell 0.8 percent to 78,171 flights at the end of August 2019, from 78,773 flights for the same period of 2018.

The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport was 71,073 flights during the eight-month period of 2019 from 71,046 flights for the same period of the previous year.

The total number of international passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 7.4 percent at the end of August 2019, reaching more than 10 million passengers.  This included 4.9 million passenger arrivals, five million passenger departures, and 20,804 passenger transits.

Domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 8.1 percent to 7,098 flights at the end of August 2019, against 7,727 flights for the same period of 2018.

The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 8.1 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively.  The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 4.3 percent to 776,018 passengers in August 2019, against 810,667 passengers for the same period of the previous year. 

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