Friday, 30 Jul 2021
The arrival of Oman Air flight WY462 from Najaf in Iraqon Tuesdayevening marked the beginning of operations at the new Muscat International Airport.

Operations start at new Muscat airport

The flight which arrived at 5.30pm was provided a water cannon salute as it taxiied on the runway. Passengers arriving from Iraq have been provided souvenirs to celebrate the occasion.

At the departure region, 1 could see excitement amongst passengers.

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Lisa Morgan, a music composer mentioned, “I will be catching a flight to Abu Dhabi. I must say that the new airport is incredible. It is very spacious and easy to access. The check-in process was smooth. I arrived more than three hours ago thinking that it will take time.”

Another traveller, Neha Sujanani, a businesswoman mentioned, “I am in Oman for the last 36 years. It is great to catch a flight on the first day. I am leaving for Mumbai. I will explore the lounge area which is world class. Muscat Duty Free too has many options.”

Isa Mourad who was leaving for Bahrain mentioned, “I arrived yesterday [Monday] via the old airport and am now exiting via the new one. I had heard that the new Muscat airport will start operations on March 20 and booked tickets accordingly.”

The new airport has a capacity to deal with 20mn passengers annually. Terminals have state-of-the-art facilities although the baggage handling section is completely automated. Several self-service verify-in kiosks are also present to help passengers.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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