Oman’s new airport

Oman’s new airport

Oman Air commenced operations from the New Passenger Terminal Building at Muscat International Airport from 20th March this year. This new airport is designed as ICAO category 4F airports and able to accommodate the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380. The runway has been designed and build to enable independent parallel operation.

The new terminal can be accessed through the three main routes – 18th November Street, Sultan Qaboos Street and the Express High Way. All these routes connect the guests to the main bridge of the new passenger terminal.

The departure level terminal will have three entrances.

Entrance A for all airline Business Class guests, which will lead the Oman Air guests to the Oman Air First and Business Class check-in lounge and other airline Business Class guests to their respective Check-in counters.

Entrance B for Oman Air Economy Class guests.

Entrance C for all other airline Economy Class guests.


Oman Air First and Business Class guests can enjoy the unique Omani and Oman Air hospitality at the stylish Premium Lounges located above the Muscat Duty Free adjacent to the airside hotel.


Key facts

  • Passenger Terminal Building Capacity: 20 MPPA
  •  Car Parking Capacity: 8,000
  •  Air Traffic Control Tower Height: 97m
  •  Runway: 4000m
  •  Apron Contact Stand: 29
  •  Apron Remote Stand: 27
  •  Departure Contact Boarding Gates: 29
  •  Departure Bus Boarding Gates: 16
  •  Check-in Counters: 96
  •  Self Service Check-in Kiosks: 16
  •  Transfer Counters: 12
  •  Airside Hotel Capacity: 90 Bed Rooms


  • Salalah Terminal Building
  • floor area – 65,638 m2
  • ATC tower height – 57 meters
  • 24 check-in counters
  • 8 passenger boarding bridges
  • 8 aircraft remote stands

The new Muscat International Airport  will have the capacity to handle 20 million passengers annually. Further expansions planned in three subsequent phases will ultimately boost the airport` capacity to 24, 36 and 48 million passengers when the demand is required.

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