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Oman airports welcome 1.6m passengers in Jan

MUSCAT, March 24, 2020

The total number of passengers travelling through airports in Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm) until the end of January reached 1.59 million, new data revealed.
 
Meanwhile, the number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar International Airports by the end of January reached 9,906 flights, according to the latest data released by the (NCSI).
 
The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 0.9 per cent to 1.43 million passengers at the end of January 2020, over the same period of the previous year. 
 
Meanwhile, the total number of flights at Muscat International Airport also rose by 0.9 per cent to 10,104 flights at the end of January 2020, from 10,013 flights for the same period of 2019. 
 
The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport was 9,284 flights during the first month of 2020, which is a rise of 1.6 per cent over the same period of 2019. The total number of international passengers at the Muscat International Airport rose by 1.5 per cent at the end of January, reaching 1.34 million passengers. This included 657,748 passenger arrivals, 680,982 passenger departures, and 2,430 transit passengers. 
 
Domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 6.2 per cent to 820 flights at the end of January, against 874 flights for the same period of 2019. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 6.4 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 7.1 per cent to 93,157 passengers in January, against 100,290 passengers for the same period of the previous year. This included 48,471 passenger arrivals and 44,686 passenger departures, the NCSI report showed.  
 
According to the report, the total number of passengers at the Salalah International Airport fell by 4.2 per cent to 118,771 passengers at the end of January compared to 123,973 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Salalah International Airport fell by 6.9 per cent to 918 flights compared to 986 flights in January 2019. 
 
The total number of international flights at the Salalah International airport fell by 7.8 per cent to 380 flights until the end of January, while the number of domestic fights fell by 6.3 per cent to 538 flights. The total number of international passengers fell by 1 per cent to reach 48,301 passengers, while the number of domestic passengers also fell by 6.3 per cent to 70,470 passengers. 
 
However, there was a drop in the total number of passengers at Sohar International Airport to 32,575 passengers for the period under study compared to 8,337 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Sohar International Airport also fell by 27.4 per cent to 242 flights in January compared to 190 flights in January 2019.
 
Duqm Airport saw a fall in the total number of passengers by 5.1 per cent to 4,985 passengers at the end of January compared to 5,254 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Duqm Airport until the end of January reached 52, which is the drop by 3.7 per cent compared to 54 flights in 2019, the report showed. - TradeArabia News Service



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