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Passengers in Sultanate’s Airports Reach 3.72 Million

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   Muscat, Oct 17 (ONA) —- The total number of passengers travelling through airports in the Sultanate (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm) at the end of July 2020 reached 3.72 million passengers. 

 

      Meanwhile, the number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar International Airports at the end of July 2020 reached 26,405 flights, according to the latest data released by the National Centre for Statistics and information (NCSI).

 

     The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 64.2% to 3.34 million passengers at the end of July 2020, over the same period of the previous year. Meanwhile, the total number of flights at Muscat International Airport also fell by 59.7% to 27,103 flights at the end of July 2020, from 67,309 flights for the same period of 2019.

 

    The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport was 24,792 flights at the end of July 2020, falling 59.6% over the same period of 2019. Meanwhile, the total number of international passengers at the Muscat International Airport fell by 64.4% at the end of July 2020, reaching 3.10 million passengers. This included 1.50 million passenger arrivals, 1.59 million passenger departures, and 6,435 passenger transits.

 

     Meanwhile, domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 60.6% to 2,311 flights at the end of July 2020, against 5,867 flights for the same period of 2019. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 60.9% and 60.3%, respectively. The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 61.2% to 246,758 passengers at the end of July 2020, against 635,905 passengers for the same period of the previous year. This included 122,536 passenger arrivals and 124,222 passenger departures, the NCSI report showed.

 

   According to the report, the total number of passengers at the Salalah International Airport fell by 61.6% to 292,703 passengers at the end of July 2020 compared to 761,662 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Salalah International Airport fell by 62.1% to 2,480 flights compared to 6,548 flights in July 2019.

 

      The total number of international flights at the Salalah International airport fell by 61.1% to 1,079 flights at the end of July 2020, while the number of domestic fights fell by 62.9% to 1,401 flights. The total number of international passengers fell by 59.3% to reach 120,232 passengers, while the number of domestic passengers also fell by 63% to 172,471 passengers.

 

    Meanwhile, the total number of passengers at Sohar International Airport fell by 59.6% to 68,714 passengers for the period under study compared to 170,006 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Sohar International Airport also fell 63.1% to 534 flights at the end of July 2020 compared to 1,446 flights in July 2019.

 

    Duqm Airport also saw a drop in the total number of domestic passengers by 55.7% to 14,539 passengers at the end of July 2020 compared to 32,813 passengers for the same period of 2019. The total number of flights at Duqm Airport until the end of July 2020 reached 154, which is a drop by 57% compared to 358 flights in 2019, the report showed.

—- Ends/AH