Oman airports see 16.8 rise in passenger traffic by March 2024

Muscat Airport
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Number of passengers through Oman’s airports rises 16.8% by end of March 2024

Muscat: The number of passengers travelling through the Sultanate of Oman airports increased by 16.8 percent by the end of March 2024, recording 3,840,354 passengers, compared to 3,287,015 passengers by the end of March 2023.

Preliminary statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) showed that the number of passengers traveling through Muscat International Airport reached 3,482,325 passengers, an increase of 17.7 percent. They traveled on 25,204 flights, with an increase in the number of flights of 13.8 percent by the end of March 2024.

Among the flights were 23,237 international flights on which 3,232,76 passengers traveled, and 1,967 domestic flights on which 250,249 passengers traveled.

Indian nationality topped the number of passengers traveling through Muscat International Airport during the month of March, with the number of arrivals reaching 79,810 passengers and 77,646 departing passengers, followed by Bangladeshi nationality with 14,469 arriving passengers and 20,909 departing passengers, then Pakistani nationality with 24,097. Arriving passengers, and 20,191 departing passengers.

The number of passengers traveling through Salalah Airport reached 325,035 passengers, an increase of 6.7 percent. They traveled on 2,288 flights, an increase in the number of flights of 4.8 percent.

The number of international flights through Salalah Airport reached 1,218 flights, carrying 162,651 passengers, while the number of domestic flights reached 1,70 flights, carrying 162,384 passengers.

The number of passengers traveling through Sohar Airport reached 17,462 passengers on 154 flights, while the number of passengers traveling through Duqm Airport reached 15,532 passengers on 156 flights.

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