Passenger traffic drop by 77.5% in Oman airports

Oman airports
Oman airports

Muscat: The total number of passengers through the Sultanate’s airports (Muscat International, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm) until the end of January 2021 was about 357,923 passengers, compared to 1,590,648 passengers by the end of January 2020, a decrease of 77.5%.

The preliminary data issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information showed that the number of flights that took place through those airports reached 3035 flights, compared to the same period in 2020, was 11,316 flights.

According to the data, the nationalities of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan were recorded as the most moving at Muscat International Airport during the month of January 2021, as the number of Indian passengers reached 8,395  (arrivals 8,135 and departed 260) and the Bangladeshi passengers stood at 31,671 . Meanwhile, the Pakistani passengers stood at 923 passengers (arrivals 248 and departures 675).

The number of passengers at Muscat International Airport, including arrivals, departures and transfers, decreased until the end of January 2021 by 78.5 percent to reach 308,455 passengers compared to 1,434,317 passengers by the end of January 2020, while the number of flights decreased by 74.4 percent to reach 2,587 flights, compared to the period Same as last year, in which the number of flights reached 10,104 flights.

As for Salalah Airport, the number of passengers reached about 45,93 passengers, a decrease of 62 percent, compared to 118,771 passengers who traveled on 394 flights until the end of January 2021, a decrease of 57.1 percent compared to the end of January 2020, when the number of flights reached 918 flights. Whereas, Duqm Airport received 54 domestic flights carrying 4,375 passengers, a decrease of 12.2 percent compared to the end of the year 2020, in which the airport received 52 domestic flights carrying 4,985 passengers.


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