1.59 million passengers travel through Oman airports

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Muscat: The total number of passengers travelling through Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm airports in the Sultanate until the end of January 2020 reached 1.59 million passengers.

Meanwhile, the number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar International Airports by the end of January 2020 reached 9,906, according to the latest data released by the National Centre for Statistics and information (NCSI).

The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 0.9 per cent to 1.43 million at the end of January 2020, over the same period of the previous year.

The total number of flights at Muscat International Airport also rose by 0.9 per cent to 10,104 at the end of January 2020, from 10,013 flights for the same period of 2019.

The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport was 9,284 during the first month of 2020, comprising a rise by 1.6 per cent over the same period of 2019. The total number of international passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 1.5 per cent at the end of January 2020, reaching 1.34 million passengers, including 657,748 arrivals, 680,982 departures, and 2,430 transit passengers.

Domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 6.2 per cent to 820 flights at the end of January 2020, against 874 flights for the same period of 2019. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 6.4 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 7.1 per cent to 93,157 passengers in January 2020, against 100,290 passengers for the same period of the previous year, including 48,471 arrivals and 44,686 departures, the NCSI report showed.

According to the report, the total number of passengers at the Salalah International Airport fell by 4.2 per cent to 118,771 passengers at the end of January 2020 compared to 123,973 for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Salalah International Airport fell by 6.9 per cent to 918 compared to 986 flights in January 2019.

The total number of international flights at the Salalah International airport fell by 7.8 per cent to 380 until the end of January 2020, while the number of domestic fights fell by 6.3 per cent to 538 flights. The total number of international passengers fell by 1 per cent to reach 48,301, while the number of domestic passengers also fell by 6.3 per cent to 70,470 passengers.

However, there was a drop in the total number of passengers at Sohar International Airport to 32,575 till the end of January 2020, compared to 8,337 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Sohar International Airport also fell by 27.4 per cent to 242 in January 2020 compared to 190 flights in January 2019.

Duqm Airport witnessed a fall in the total number of passengers by 5.1 per cent to 4,985 at the end of January 2020 compared to 5,254 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Duqm Airport until the end of January 2020 reached 52, which is a drop of 3.7 per cent compared to 54 flights in 2019, the report showed.

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