Tuesday 23 April 2019

Passengers disembark at the new airport
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New Muscat airport opens

MUSCAT, March 21, 2018

Operations at the new Muscat International Airport have commenced, beginning with the arrival of Oman Air flight WY462 from Najaf in Iraq on Tuesday evening, said a report.

The flight was given a water cannon salute as it taxied on the runway and passengers onboard were given souvenirs to celebrate the occasion, said a report in Muscat Daily.

The new airport has a capacity to handle 20 million passengers annually. Terminals have state-of-the-art facilities while the baggage handling section is fully automated. Several self-service check-in kiosks are also present to aid passengers, the report said.

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