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Muscat airport records 8.7% rise in passengers, 2.2% increase in flights

Muscat airport records eight.7% rise in passengers, two.two% improve in flights

Also, the total quantity of flights at Muscat International Airport rose by two.two per cent to 19,043 in February 2019, from 18,642 for the exact same period of 2018, according to the most recent month-to-month statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The quantity of international flights at Muscat International Airport improved by two.five per cent to 17,375 throughout the two-month period of 2019, up from 16,948 for the exact same period of the earlier year.

Besides, the total quantity of international passengers at the Muscat International Airport rose by 9.two per cent at the finish of February 2019, reaching two.47mn passengers. This incorporated 1.24mn passenger arrivals, 1.22mn departures, and two,145 passenger transits.

Meanwhile, domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 1.five per cent to 1,668 flights at the finish of the February 2019, against 1,694 flights for the exact same period of 2018. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 1.three per cent and 1.eight per cent, respectively. The total quantity of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 3 per cent to 191,334 in February 2019, against 185,785 for the exact same period of the earlier year. This incorporated 94,609 passenger arrivals and 96,725 departures, the NCSI report showed.

Meanwhile, according to the report, the total quantity of passengers at Salalah Airport improved by five.five per cent to 233,803 passengers at the finish of February 2019 compared to 221,705 for the exact same period of 2018. The total quantity of flights at Salalah Airport rose by six per cent to 1,854 in February 2019 compared to 1,749 in February 2018.

The total quantity of international flights at Salalah Airport surged by 14.four per cent to 756 till the finish of February 2019 whilst the quantity of domestic flights rose by .9 per cent to 1,098 in February 2019.

The total quantity of international passengers recorded a rise of 12.four per cent to attain 91,816 whilst the quantity of domestic passengers rose by 1.four per cent to 141,987.

However, there was a drop in the total quantity of passengers at Sohar Airport by 51.1 per cent to 27,930 at the finish of February 2019 compared to 57,138 for the exact same period of 2018.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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