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OMR2 every ten minutes if you park for too long at Muscat airport
February 10, 2019 | 9:33 PM
by Times News Service
After 10 minutes, every additional 10 minutes will cost an extra OMR2 from February 10, the OAMC confirmed on Sunday.
 
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Muscat: Drivers dropping and picking up travellers will have to pay OMR2 if they spend more than 10 minutes at the Muscat International Airport.



After 10 minutes, every additional 10 minutes will cost an extra OMR2 from February 10, the OAMC confirmed on Sunday.

Oman Airport has set a 10-minute free grace period for dropping off and picking up travellers at the departure and arrival gates at the Muscat International Airport. The new rule is being implemented from yesterday.

According to the airport authorities, this policy is being implemented—following its success at the Salalah Airport to better organise the flow of traffic.


In a statement, the OAMC had earlier said: “We would like to announce that starting February 10 of the current year, Muscat International Airport will implement a gate system in the vehicle lanes in front of the departure and arrival gates after its successful application at Salalah airport.”

“Thus, upon entering the said lanes, drivers will need to get a ticket to enter, and at the exit, the amount of time spent by the vehicle will be identified; if the duration is more than 10 minutes, certain fees will be applicable,” added the authority.

Flight experience

The airport also announced that this decision comes after various inputs and studies were undertaken: “[This decision has been taken] in accordance with our continued efforts to involve the community in all our constructive views. It was also done in order to ensure a positive flight experience for all users, and in response to the views and suggestions regarding the traffic flow organisation in the pick up and drop off lanes in front of the departure and arrival gates at the Muscat International Airport. After observations and a study which showed that the drop offs and pick ups of travellers do not exceed three minutes during non-peak times and 3-4 minutes during peak times, [this decision was made].”



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