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Passengers at Muscat airport fall by 68.5 per cent to 3.41mn

1 Nov 2020

The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 68.5 per cent – to 3.41mn  – at the end of August 2020 compared to same period the previous year. The total number of flights at Muscat International Airport also fell by 64 per cent – to 28,129 flights – at the end of August from 78,171 flights during the same period of 2019. 

The total number of passengers travelling through airports in Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm at the end of August was 3.79mn. The number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar International Airports was 27,325 during the same period, according to the latest data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). 

The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport was 25,681 flights  at the end of August, dropping by 63.9 per cent of the number over the same period of 2019. 

Meanwhile, the total number of international passengers at Muscat International Airport declined by 68.6 per cent at the end of August, reaching 3.16mn passengers. This included 1.51mn arrivals, 1.63mn departures, and 6,632 transit passengers.

Domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 65.5 per cent to 2,448 flights at the end of August, against 7,098 flights during the same period of 2019. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 65.8 per cent and 65.2 per cent respectively. The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport declined by 67.1 per cent to 255,179 passengers at the end of August, against 776,018 passengers during the same period of 2019. This included 126,884 arrival passengers and 128,295 departing passenger, the NCSI report showed.

According to the report, the total number of passengers at the Salalah International Airport fell by 69.3 per cent to 295,540 passengers at the end of August compared to 962,778 passengers during the same period of 2019. 

The total number of flights at Salalah International Airport dropped by 68.9 per cent to 2,526 flights compared to 8,120 flights in August 2019.

The total number of international flights at Salalah International airport fell by 66.7 per cent to 1,110 flights at the end of August while the number of domestic flights declined by 70.4 per cent to 1,416 flights. The total number of international passengers fell by 66.8 per cent to reach 122,258 passengers, while the number of domestic passengers  dropped by 70.8 per cent to 173,282 passengers. 

Meanwhile, the total number of passengers at Sohar International Airport fell by 66.3 per cent to 68,714 passengers for the period under study compared to 203,647 passengers during the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Sohar International Airport also declined by 68.1 per cent to 534 flights at the end of August compared to 1,673 flights in August 2019.

Duqm Airport also saw a drop in the total number of domestic passengers by 60.5 per cent to 14,539 passengers.

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