Muscat – The commercial operations of the Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) at Duqm Airport will be launched on the 17th of September 7.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) today announced the move following the completion of the project and the success of the basic operating trials.
The airport operator, Oman Airports, in cooperation with a number of government agencies and companies operating the flight services, will continue with the trial operations until September 15.
The Passenger Terminal Building covers over 27,386 square metes, with a capacity to handle 500,000 passengers per year and can expand to two million passengers annually.
The ground floor will meet the needs of the necessary travelers through restaurants, and retail stores and other service facilities. It will have two aerobridges, five check-in counters, electronic gates with advanced security systems and a conveyor belt for international and domestic flights.
The airport will have a 38 m Air Traffic Control (ATC), buildings meteorology services, various airport services, security apparatus, cooling units and a fire station.
An air cargo has been built next to the passenger terminal with an area of 9,958 sq m with a capacity to handle 25,000 tonnes per year in line with the economic development of the region.
Flight operations started from a makeshift passenger terminal at Duqm Airport 23, 2014 as the ministry completed the first and second packages of the project that included parking slots for four aircraft, including the A380, as well as the implementation of a network of roads alongside facilities rainwater drainage, potable water for airport facilities and a sewage network.