ODG to design Muscat duty free

BUSINESS REPORTER –
MUSCAT, MAY 24 –
The newly re-branded consultancy and design agency ODG (previously Open D Group, Retail Access and Sparkle), has been appointed by Oman Sales and Services (OSS) (A joint venture between Oman Air and Aer Rianta International Middle East) to design and project manage the entire duty free at the New Muscat International Airport.
OSS successfully won the 10 year duty free management contract amongst seven other international duty free operators.
The new Muscat International Airport, which is still under construction, is expected to have a capacity of handling over 12 million passengers each year within the first phase of construction. This figure is set to reach 48 million passengers once completion of the four-phased construction mega-project is complete as recently confirmed by Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications.
The first phase is set to span 580,000 sq metres with 7,000 sqm of retail space comprising of perfume & cosmetics, liquor & tobacco, confectionery, fashion & accessories departments as well as a market and several exclusive speciality stores.