Muscat air passengers exceed 1.3m in Jan, Feb

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

Total passenger traffic through Muscat International Airport increased by 10 percent in the first two months of 2013, latest figures reveal.

More than 1.3 million passengers used the airport for the period to the end of February compared to just over 1.2 million passengers for the same period of 2012. 

Statistics issued by the Air Transport Department at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) showed arrival passengers totalled 683,906 while departures rose 13 percent to 635,442. 

PACA said the increase was attributed to the increase of the number of flights by some airlines operating into Muscat International Airport, such as Oman Air, Biman Bangladesh Air and Turkish Airlines. 

The statistics also showed that Salalah Airport, Oman's second airport, witnessed a six percent increase in passengers to 107,366, compared to 100,897 for the same period of 2012. 

Total passenger traffic through Muscat International Airport increased by 16 percent to more than 7.5 million in 2012 compared to the previous year.

The increase in airport traffic comes as Oman's tourism industry seeks to expand. According to STR Global, Oman's hotel sector is set to grow by 42 percent with 1,992 rooms to be built.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
How Dubai is helping Ireland's economic push

How Dubai is helping Ireland's economic push

Tourism is now Ireland’s second-largest industry, and is playing...

Over half of suppliers asked for bribes by hotel managers - survey

Over half of suppliers asked for bribes by hotel managers - survey

Nearly three quarters of suppliers said they know of other firms...

8
The new RNB stars

The new RNB stars

How Jason Myers, Gert Kopera and Christian Gradnitzer plan to...

Most Popular
Most Discussed
  • 10
    UAE teens among the highest for obesity rates

    Everyone in UAE knows that biggest is best.

    UAE may not light up the international league tables in standard of living, education standards, press... more

    Friday, 29 August 2014 4:20 PM - Proud UAEer
  • 9
    Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of Sri Lankan maids

    perhaps the unemployed saudi men or the millions of women who are not allowed to work could pick up a broom and start sweeping their own houses. more

    Sunday, 31 August 2014 3:28 PM - nice
  • 9
    Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

    Surprisingly the only studies that show a negative financial impact of the smoking ban on the hospitality industry are sponsored by tobacco companies ... more

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 4:19 PM - Telcoguy
  • 24
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Tolerance has its limits everywhere including Dubai and those who considered Dubai a lawless circus were held accountable...so thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 23
    Baby NOT on board?

    Some of you cry babies need to get your own personal apartments on the plane ! You cry more then the babies I have seen in my travels. LOL more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:10 AM - Jim
  • 21
    Israel “must be punished” over Gaza, says Dubai police chief

    This high moral ground that Mick is talking abt sound very familiar. May I remind Mick that the US & its British ally alone killed over 1 million innocent... more

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:12 PM - Mathew