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Muscat International Airport
مطار مسقط الدولي
IATA: MCT – ICAO: OOMS
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Oman Airports Management Company
Location Muscat, Oman
Hub for
  • Oman Air
Elevation AMSL 48 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 23°35′36″N 058°17′04″E / 23.59333°N 58.28444°E / 23.59333; 58.28444
Website [3]
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 2,461 750 Soil
08/26 11,775 3,589 Asphalt

Muscat International Airport (formerly Seeb Airport) (IATA: MCT, ICAO: OOMS) is the main airport in Muscat, Oman. It is the hub for the national carrier Oman Air. The distance from Old Muscat is 30 km and it is 15 km from the main residential localities. At the moment the airport is being expanded and modernized. The airport will be upgraded to 12 million-passenger capacity during the initial stage and subsequently to 48 million. The initial stage is scheduled for completion in 2011. The airport was renamed on 11 February 2008 from the previous name, Seeb, to Muscat International Airport.

Expansions

The expansion project for the airport will include a new modern terminal and a new runway that can handle the new Airbus A380. It will include a new control tower with a height of 101 meters, 32 aerobridges, a new cargo termial to handle 200,000 tons of cargo annually, and extra 6,000 car spaces. The new terminal will be built between the two parallel runways . The new terminal building will have a net floor area of 290,000 sqm. Once the construction of the new runway is completed, upgrade work will progress on the existing one, in order to allow it to handle the larger aircraft.

The first phase of the airport expansion, the new terminal building, is expected to be completed by 2014, which will have a capacity to handle 12 million passengers a year. The final phase, which will expand the airport to handle 48 million passengers a year, is expected to be completed by 2050.

Several site preparatory steps are underway. Work to protect the airport and the runways from water damage that occurs during the very rare rains is the first phase. The grounds are raised by three meters for this purpose, by driving 10-12 million cubic meters of desert sand and crushed rock into the site.

On 8 August 2008, Cowi Group has announced that the designing phase of the airport has reached a major milestone which allows the construction of the new terminal to start in early 2009

Airlines and destinations


Early morning view of the entrance of the arrivals area
Early morning view of the entrance of the arrivals area
Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air-India Express Abu Dhabi, Amritsar, Delhi, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Trivandrum
Airblue Lahore
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Chittagong, Dhaka, Sylhet
British Airways London-Heathrow, Abu Dhabi
EgyptAir Cairo
Emirates Dubai
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Flydubai Dubai
Gulf Air Bahrain
Indian Airlines Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai
Iran Aseman Airlines Chabahar, Shiraz
Jet Airways Kochi, Mumbai, Trivandrum
Kenya Airways Nairobi
KLM Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi
Kuwait Airways Abu Dhabi, Kuwait
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Abu Dhabi
Mahan Air Tehran
Oman Air Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Amman, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beirut, Cairo, Chittagong, Chennai, Colombo, Dammam, Dar Es Salaam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jaipur, Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khasab, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lahore, Lucknow, London-Heathrow, Male, Milan-Malpensa [begins 3 December], Mumbai, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Salalah, Trivandrum
Pakistan International Airlines Gwadar, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Turbat
Qatar Airways Doha
Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia
Saudi Arabian Airlines Jeddah, Riyadh
Shaheen Air International Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich, Dubai
Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Karachi
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Martinair Cargo Amsterdam, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sharjah

Airport Statistics

Statistics for Muscat International Airport
Year Total Passengers Freight (tons) Total Aircraft Movements
2000 2,720,983 68,639 38,184
2001 2,697,032 73,078 38,955
2002 2,450,422 46,934 39,555
2003 2,886,487 48,630 42,330
2004 3,461,982 67,151 43,622
2005 3,778,578 76,043 44,445
2006 4,777,747 99,582 53,695
2007 4,218,498 77,391 58,903
2008 4,002,121 58,000 58,346
2009 4,558,838 64,452 56,084


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General Info
Country Oman
ICAO ID OOMS
Time UTC+4
Latitude 23.593278
23° 35' 35.80" N
Longitude 58.284444
058° 17' 04.00" E
Elevation 48 feet
15 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 001° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Near City Muscat
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
TWR 118.4
GND 121.8
ATIS 126.8
RADAR 121.2
119.8
APP 121.2
Communications Remarks  
APP MP 1030-1500Z Tue .


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 2461 x 98 feet
750 x 30 meters
GRADED OR ROLLED EARTH, GRASS ON GRADED EARTH. - NO
08/26 11775 x 148 feet
3589 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 060FAXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME MCT SEEB 092X 114.5 1.3 NM 084.5


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)
Other Fluids OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz. WIP.
FLUID OX
FUEL A1 (Al Maha Petroleum C968 952 2261) (NC-100LL)
NS ABTMT See FLIP AP/2.
RSTD PPR 72 hr for non-sked and pvt flts. Telex 5418 DGCA OMAN ON. Fone 519210 (DGCA) 519550 (ATC)



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