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Oman awards USD1.8bn new Muscat terminal project

28-Oct-2010

Oman’s Government announced it has awarded an OMR706 million (USD1.8 billion) contract for the construction of a new terminal at Muscat International Airport, to a joint venture between US-based Bechtel and Oman's Bahwan Contracting. The government stated the project will be completed in 3Q2014 and the airport’s capacity will increase from four million passengers p/a to 12 million. [2080 words]

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Subheadings:

  • A large, comparatively isolated country
  • Privatisation attempt foundered on security concerns
  • Other airport projects
  • Beauty has an address
  • Oman and Iran join forces
  • A hill to climb
  • Profitability remains the target

Graphs and data:

  • Muscat Airport passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: 2000 to 2009
  • Salalah Airport passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: 2000 to 2009
  • Map 1 - Oman
  • Map 2 – Relationship of UAE states and Qatar to Oman
  • Table: Oman Air international destinations
  • Domestic Service
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