Muscat Seeb International Airport
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- 3589m x 45m
750m x 30m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Arabia
Air India Express
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Iran Aseman Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
Shaheen Air International
United Airways Bangladesh
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Aer Lingus
CSA Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Formally Seeb Airport, Muscat International Airport is the main gateway for Muscat, Oman. Hosting regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 15 airlines, the airport is a major hub for Oman Air.
Location of Muscat Seeb International Airport, Oman
Ground Handlers servicing Muscat Seeb International Airport
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The newly created Oman Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) has announced that it plans to implement a major round of restructuring for the country’s civil aviation industry to support the country's ambitious goals for the aviation and tourism sectors. The authority, which was established in Apr-2012 by royal decree to replace the existing Directorate-General of Civil Aviation and Air Navigation, will appoint a consultancy to help it with the organisational redesign of Oman’s aviation management.
PACA’s mission is to ensure the development of best practice in aviation in Oman and restructure the organisation of aviation in the country to meet the increasing flow of traffic into its airports, as well as in its airspace and the airspace of the Gulf region more generally. PACA will also adopt a supervisory role for all aviation in the country, ensuring that operations in Oman meet international safety standards. In addition, PACA holds joint responsibility for the marketing of the Sultanate's airports around the world, in collaboration with existing stakeholders. It is also the controlling body for bilateral air services agreements.
Despite the impact of the Arab Spring, Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has been able to report record passenger numbers at Muscat and Salalah airports during 2011. Combined traffic at the two airports was better than 7 million, up 12.7% from the 6.2 million passengers handled in 2010.
Air Malta’s troubles have become more acute as the struggling carrier’s unions increase their opposition to large-scale redundancies. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has stated the present situation is increasingly worrying, particularly in light of the EUR77 million the government has poured into the airline since Jun-2011.
The process of building a national carrier can be a long and potentially painful one. While building a national carrier from scratch has been done with notable success and alacrity in the Gulf region, revamping an existing airline into a national carrier is never as easy, as witnessed by Oman Air, which has now suffered three years of increasingly sharp losses.
Oman Air reported another year of growth and development in 2010, as the carrier’s headline operational statistics all showed remarkable increases. Passenger traffic grew by 38%, passenger load factors jumped 11% and revenue increased by 51%. Cargo carried increased by 99% and air cargo revenue increased 238%.
The political instability engulfing some North African states has extensive implications for tourism and aviation across the region. Already dozens of governments are warning their citizens to avoid travel to Egypt. Several have chartered aircraft to ferry their nationals out. Cairo Airport has been met with chaotic scenes in the past few days as thousands of foreigners seek to leave. In this special report, CAPA reviews the immediate aviation and tourism impacts from the North Africa/Middle East civil unrest.