Oman airspace handles 1,600 aircraft daily, revenues up

Muscat:  The Sultanate’s airspace last year managed 548,000 aircraft, 1,600 aircraft per day in 2017, an increase of five percent from 2016 and 30 per cent in 2013.

Passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport has grown by 17 per cent over the last year compared to 2016, with more from 14 million compared to 12. 32 million in 2016, and air cargo increased by 24 per cent from 198,335 tonnes, compared to 159,554 tonnes in the previous year.

The annual report of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) revealed that the revenues increased by 25 per cent due to concession agreements signed by Oman Airports and subsequent increase of traffic Muscat and Salalah airports.