Muscat air freight capacity to more than double

Freight capacity at Muscat International Airport – presently undergoing development – will more than double to 250,000 tonnes per year according to Vic Allen, acting CEO of the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC).


Muscat air freight capacity to more than double


Freight capacity at Muscat International Airport – presently undergoing development – will more than double to 250,000 tonnes per year according to Vic Allen, acting CEO of the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC). Allen said the Muscat International Airport’s current annual capacity is 99,000 tonnes, but the first phase of development will deliver improved temperaturecontrolled storage and introduce an efficient semi-automated cargo handling system. Three development areas have been earmarked around the new airport site to handle commercial and light industrial operations, with Allen adding that phase two of the freight terminal development will see capacity doubled to 500,000 tonnes per year. “Muscat International Airport is currently putting through about half the air freight that other airports of our size would put through, so we know there is a lot of potential. Phase one construction of the new cargo terminal will give us two and half times the capacity we have today and the ability to easily expand to five times.”