Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communication announced (21-May-2012) the following details of the USD1.8 billion Muscat International Airport development, to be managed by Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC). The expansion project is the largest project undertaken in the history of the country and includes expansion of the existing terminal and the construction of a new terminal, taking place over four phases. The initial phase will see capacity of the existing terminal increased from seven to 12 million passengers p/a. This will be followed by successive phases which will increase capacity to 24 million (phase 2), 36 million (phase 3) and 48 million (phase 4) passengers. A new runway and new airport and catering facilities will also be a part of the project. The new airport terminal will be constructed to handle 12 million passengers annually and feature a cargo terminal which will be able to encompass 260,000 tons of cargo annually. [more - original PR]
Muscat Airport development the largest development in Oman's history
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