Muscat airport very close to traffic target

Muscat, Jan 29 – The Muscat International Airport has been almost bang on target in terms of handling passenger traffic in 2018.
A total of 15,413,135 passengers, including domestic passengers, used the airport in 2018 as against 14,034,865 in 2017, a 9.8 per cent jump, said the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
Officials had expected the airport to attract 16 million passengers.
The airport handled 14.2 million international passengers in 2018 as against 12.8 million in 2017, a 11.1 per cent increase.
A total of 14,243,011 passengers (7,135,398 arrivals, 7,088,730 departures and 18,883 transit) used the airport.
Currently, the airport has the capacity to handle up to 20 million passengers annually.