The Muscat International Airport is declared as the leading airport of the Middle East by the World Travel Awards 2019 organizers.
Making the announcement official, Oman airports said in a statement online, “We are proud to announce Muscat International Airport as the Middle East’s Leading Airport in 2019.”
“Congratulations to our beloved country for this honourable achievement, which came due to the efforts of the whole airport family,” they added.
The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 8.7 per cent to 2.66mn at the end of February 2019, over the same period of the previous year.
Also, the total number of flights at Muscat International Airport rose by 2.2 per cent to 19,043 in February 2019, from 18,642 for the same period of 2018, according to the latest monthly statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport increased by 2.5 per cent to 17,375 during the two-month period of 2019, up from 16,948 for the same period of the previous year.
Besides, the total number of international passengers at Muscat Airport rose by 9.2 per cent at the end of February 2019, reaching 2.47mn passengers. This included 1.24mn passenger arrivals, 1.22mn departures, and 2,145 passenger transits.
Meanwhile, domestic flights at Muscat Airport fell by 1.5 per cent to 1,668 flights at the end of the February 2019, against 1,694 flights for the same period of 2018. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 1.3 per cent and 1.8 per cent, respectively. The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by three per cent to 191,334 in February 2019, against 185,785 for the same period of the previous year. This included 94,609 passenger arrivals and 96,725 departures, the NCSI report showed.