Muscat enters the top ten after rapid growth in throughput in the first half of 2012. The airport handled 59 415 tonnes of cargo between January and June, a year on year increase of 22.8%.
Oman Air is currently the sole cargo handling agent at Muscat International Airport, but a new cargo facility with a capacity to handle 260,000 tonnes a year and will offer more investment opportunities, is planned. Officials have also revealed that the new expansion projects, the largest ever to be undertaken in Oman and designed to increase capacity to an initial 12 million passengers per annum, are on target to reach its completion in 2013.
Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.