New Muscat International Airport welcomes first Oman Air flights

New Muscat International Airport welcomes first Oman Air flights

Oman Air has begun operations from the new Muscat International Airport.

All incoming and outgoing flights will be transferred from the current terminal to the new airport as of today.

The new airport opening has been eagerly anticipated and, as a key stakeholder, Oman Air is proud to be operating up to 200 flights per day from the new state-of-the-art terminal.

To celebrate the launch the airline is flying out 14 high profile bloggers and journalists on the last Oman Air flight from the old terminal and flying them back to the new terminal in Muscat.

Muscat International Airport has been designed to be a shining symbol of the modern state of Oman being built by sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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The hub will be a significant boost to Oman’s already flourishing travel sector as it will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers per year and its runway will be able accommodate the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, and independent parallel operation.

The new terminal will allow Oman Air to offer a thoroughly enhanced service; the check-in process will be seamless for all customers and premium class customers will be able to avail themselves of designated check in areas and entrances. 

Acting Oman Air chief executive, Abdulaziz Al-Raisi, said: “The opening of the new Muscat International Airport has long been anticipated and is a momentous occasion in the sultanate’s history.

“Here at Oman Air we are confident this new development will allow us to offer our valued guests a new level of service that is sure to exceed their high expectations.

“As a major stakeholder, our strategy is to support the anticipated growth in tourism and logistics and we are stepping up investment.  In 2018 we have already announced the arrival of new aircraft, routes to North Africa Russia and Europe, and an expansion of existing services.”

Oman Air has been very closely involved in this exciting and important new project for the sultanate.

The opening of the new terminal will further facilitate the airline’s exciting fleet and network expansion programme, which will see Oman Air operate up to 62 aircraft to around 60 destinations by 2022.

More Information

World Travel Awards last year honoured Oman Air with the World’s Ultimate Service Award in Hospitality.

Breaking Travel News recently examined the likely impact of the opening of the new facility on Oman Air.

Take a look at what we discovered here.