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New $20 charge for passengers leaving Oman airports

Airport authority also increases landing charges at Sultanate’s airports in Muscat and Salalah

New $20 charge for passengers leaving Oman airports

Passengers flying from Muscat and Salalah to international destinations will face a new charge of $20.78 (OMR8) from today, March 2, up from the previous $13 (OMR5).

The Times of Oman reports that the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has introduced increased charges for all departing passengers, with a charge of $2.60 levied on transfer passengers.

OAMC issued a circular to all airlines using Muscat and Salalah, which outlied the new charges.

“However, infants under the age of two years, aircraft crew on duty travelling in uniform with a valid airline identity card and domestic departing passengers are exempted from the charges,” the circular said.

Speaking to the newspaper, Ethiopian Airlines country manager, Sami Muctar, confirmed the new charge and said it would be including it in its fares.

“We have already included this in our system and passengers will have to pay more when they buy the ticket,” he said.

The OAMC has also introduced new landing changes from March 2 at Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm airports.

“The minimum charge regardless of the weight of the aircraft per landing has been made OMR5. Aircraft weighing up to 50,000 kg will have to pay OMR1.250 per tonne while aircraft weighing 50,001kg and above will have to pay OMR1.375 per tonne per landing,” the circular said.

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