Duqm Airport to start operation tomorrow

Duqm: The Ministry of Transport and Communications announced its readiness with its strategic partners to start the commercial operation of the passenger terminal at Al Duqm Airport scheduled for Monday after the success of the 45-day operational tests conducted by the operating companies affiliated to Oman Aviation Group, including Oman Airports, Oman Air and Oman Aviation Services in cooperation with a number of relevant government agencies.

The airport is the third of the Sultanate’s airports to enter the service with all its operational facilities after the Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, which is expected to achieve economic value added to the national economy and supports the economic diversification programmes of the country.

The airport will play a prominent role in supporting the projects of the Special Economic Zone of Al Duqm and the Governorate of Al Wusta in general.

The ministry said that the first operational flight that will land at the terminal building of Al Duqm Airport will be tomorrow at 2:30 pm, Oman Air Flight WY935 coming from Muscat.

The first departing flight will leave at 5:00 pm on the same day, Oman Air flight number WY936.

The current passenger terminal received this morning Oman Air’s last flight from Muscat, while the last flight departed from the same building was an Oman Air flight.

Al  Duqm Airport has been implemented in accordance with the latest international standards in the world of airports.

It has also been equipped with modern systems in the fields of communications, information technology, security surveillance systems and navigation and meteorological services systems, which enable it to deal with various incoming flights from inside the Sultanate or international flights from outside the Sultanate.

The airport’s capacity is estimated at half a million passengers a year, with the potential to expand to 2 million passengers a year. –ONA