Rise in pas­sen­ger traf­fic at Mus­cat, Salalah air­ports

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat - Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Salalah Air­port wit­nessed a traf­fic growth of 14.3 per cent and 38 per cent re­spec­tively in the first six months of 2017, com­pared to the same pe­riod in 2016, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of pas­sen­gers to 7,185,134.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Cen­tre for Statis­tics and In­for­ma­tion (NCSI), the num­ber of pas­sen­gers through the Mus­cat air­port, in­clud­ing trans­fers and tran­sits, in­creased to 6,505,671 at the end of June 2017, com­pared to 5,694,194 dur­ing the same pe­riod of 2016.

The num­ber of flights stood at 54,789 com­pared to 49,641 dur­ing the same pe­riod of 2016, a rise of 10.4 per cent.

NCSI fig­ures show that the num­ber of in­ter­na­tional flights through Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Air­port by the end of June 2017 stood at 49,243 com­pared to 45,232 dur­ing the same pe­riod in 2016. It was an in­crease of 8.9 per cent. As many as 5,983,697 pas­sen­gers trav­elled on those flights, log­ging an in­crease of 13.9 per cent.

The num­ber of pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling through Salalah Air­port, in­clud­ing trans­fer and tran­sit pas­sen­gers, reached 679,463 at the end of June 2017 com­pared to 492,714 dur­ing the same pe­riod of 2016.

The num­ber of flights reached 6,797 at the end of June 2017 com­pared to 4,409 dur­ing the cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod in 2016, an in­crease of 54.2 per cent. In­ter­na­tional flights through Salalah Air­port stood at 2,791 in H1 of 2017 com­pared to 1,960 dur­ing the same pe­riod last year.

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