The Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced via its Twitter account that commercial operations of the passenger terminal at Duqm Airport will commence on September 17.
The ministry confirmed that work on the project has been completed with the participation of all relevant authorities.
It also stated that it has made the necessary arrangements to facilitate the smooth flow of passengers in the new building.
Work on the new passenger terminal at Duqm Airport started in July 2014.
The airport will connect Duqm to cities across the world. “It complements the great efforts made by the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm to put Duqm on the world economic map and leverage its strategic location. The runway is designed to receive all types and sizes of aircraft and has a terminal with the capacity to handle 500,000 passengers annually.
“It has waiting areas that are on par with other modern airports,” the Twitter feed said.
The airport has received 120,000 passengers since it started operations till mid-July this year on the Muscat-Duqm route; Oman Air has operated 3,000 flights – six flights weekly.
The passenger terminal, spread over 5,600sq m, has two boarding bridges, five check-in and check-out counters, and a runway of 4km length and 75m width that can receive the biggest aircraft in the world.
The eight-storey building includes a 37m air traffic control tower and offices for observatories. The new passenger terminal is equipped with eight baggage check-in systems, car rental and hotel reservation facilities, in addition to airline offices and a VIP lounge.
Source: Muscat Daily
Note: The Duqm regional Airport is designed to accommodate all types of aircraft, including those handling large passenger numbers and air cargo loads with in-flight catering facilities. The Airport is scheduled to be operational in 2014. It will have a passenger terminal with a capacity of 500,000 travelers per year, a 4 km. runway, a cargo terminal with an initial 50,000 ton capacity, and duty-free shops. Duqm regional Airport will include two gate lounges and two boarding bridges. This state-of-the-art Airport will further boost Duqm tourism – it will bring the region closer to the world and play a key role in Duqm’s multimodal transport system. The airport will connect Duqm to the capital, Muscat, and other regional airports within Oman as well as with a host of international destinations