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Passengers using new Muscat airport exceed one million in a month

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More than one million passengers have travelled via Oman’s newest state-of-the-art airport which was inaugurated a month ago, Times of Oman reported.

According to latest statistics, 1,119,088 passengers travelled abroad via Muscat International Airport since operations started on March 20.

“The total number of flights from March 20 to April 15, 2018, reached 8,516”, said Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) chief executive officer Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi.

The new airport’s terminal, which has a capacity of 20 million passengers per year, has been designed to accommodate up to 56 million passengers annually in future.

The expansion is planned to be in the western wing opposite Al Mawaleh city through phases two and three, while phase four will involve building a new terminal to the west side of the existing one.

The new passenger terminal covers a total area of 580,000 square metres and is equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities, which will help put it among the top 20 airports in the world by 2020.

The terminal has also been designed with security and safety at its core, using state-of-the-art biometric smart technology to track any unauthorised access or inconsistencies.

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