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Duqm Airport set to launch operations from new facility
July 24, 2018 | 9:28 PM
by ONA
Duqm Airport, which prepares for launching operations from the new facility, is an important aerial gateway that contributes to enhancing the economic and tourism activity witnessed by the Sultanate since the dawn of the Blessed Renaissance. -ONA
 
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Muscat: Duqm Airport cele-brated the fourth anniversary of starting operations on 23rd July 2014.

Duqm Airport, which prepares for launching operations from the new facility, is an important aerial gateway that contributes to enhancing the economic and tourism activity witnessed by the Sultanate since the dawn of the Blessed Renaissance.

“Duqm Airport is 100 per cent managed by Omanis since starting operations at the temporary port in July 2014. It has achieved the aims for which it was set up especially the construction works at the new passenger terminal is nearing completion and will be opened in September 2018,” said Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed Al Hosani, CEO of Oman Airports Company.

“Duqm Airport is a mean for connecting Duqm to the foreign world. It complements the great efforts made by the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) to place the zone on the world economic map and leverage its strategic location. The airport includes a runway that is designed to receive all types and sizes of aircraft and a passenger terminal with a capacity to handle 500,000 passengers per annum. It includes waiting areas that are not lesser than modern airports,” Sheikh Al Hosani added.



“Since starting operations till mid-July 2018, Duqm Airport received 120,000 passengers till mid-July 2018 through Muscat-Duqm route. Oman Air has operated 3,000 flights - six flights weekly.

The passenger terminal, which stretches over 5,600 square metres includes two boarding bridges, 5 check in-out counters and 4kms long and 75-metres-wide runway that can receive the biggest aircraft in the world.

The 8-storey building includes a 37-metre-high air traffic control (ATC) tower and officers for air observers.

The new passenger terminal is provided with 8 baggage check systems, 5 cabins for renting cars and hotel reservation, in addition to air carriers’ offices and VIP lounge.



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