Muscat International Airport

Oman - مطار مسقط الدولي، سلطنة عمان

Muscat International Airport Oman مطار مسقط الدولي، سلطنة عمان

Situated in Seeb, 32 km from Muscat, Muscat International Airport stands as Oman’s primary international airport. It serves as the hub for Oman Air, the national flag carrier, and Salam Air, Oman’s first budget airline. The airport facilitates flights to regional destinations and offers intercontinental services to Asia, Africa, and Europe. In 2018, it recorded just over 15.4 million passengers.

Oman Airports Administration

Established in 2002 under the Oman Investment Authority, Oman Airports manages civil airports across the Sultanate. This government company extends its services to Muscat International Airport, Salalah Airport, Duqm Airport, Sohar Airport, and, since 2019, regional airports in oil concession areas like Fahud, Marmul, and Qarn Alam. The primary objective is to upgrade and enhance Oman’s airports, ensuring a safe and unique travel experience for all users.

Cargo Handling

Transom SATS Cargo exclusively handles cargo at Muscat International Airport. Known for its professional and high-quality service standards, Transom SATS Cargo utilizes an automated cargo handling system, state-of-the-art equipment, and facilities. With a highly skilled staff, the company ensures expeditious and efficient services, meeting security standards for valued customers.

Service & Facility Highlights at Muscat International Airport

  • 24-hour services for import and export cargo
  • Automated cargo system for documentation, warehousing, and cargo acceptance/delivery
  • Round-the-clock breakdown and build-up of cargo and mail
  • Cold storage and freezer-storage facilities
  • Storage for dangerous and hazardous cargo
  • Separate facilities for newspapers, diplomatic, and postal mails
  • Electronic weighing scales for accurate weight calculations
  • Cargo x-raying for safety and security
  • Road feeder service to various airlines
  • Freight Status Updates (FSU) messaging requirements for airlines

Swissport International Ltd.

Operating at Muscat International Airport since 2017, Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 850 client companies globally. Handling approximately 4.7 million tons of air cargo at 133 warehouses worldwide, Swissport is a key contributor to airport efficiency. With a workforce of 68,000, the company generated consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.8 billion in 2017.

Oman Air Cargo’s Strategic Move

Oman Air Cargo has introduced its first Boeing 737-800BCF to address a substantial 42% surge in cargo volume during H1 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. The dedicated freight service aligns with the airline’s growth plan, aiming to strengthen Oman’s position as a strategic logistics hub between East and West. The Boeing 737-800BCF emphasizes fuel efficiency, with up to a 20% improvement and a commitment to sustainability. With a capacity of 23.9 tonnes and a range of 3,750 km, the aircraft supports Oman Air Cargo’s operational goals.

Additional Details for Muscat International Airport

  • Runway: Two: 4,000 metres & 3,584 metres
  • International destinations: Abu Dhabi, London, Milan, Doha, Dhaka
  • Cargo throughput: 212,764 tonnes (2018)
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