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Number of Passengers in the Sultanate's Airports Reaches 16.21 Million

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Number of Passengers in the Sultanate's Airports Reaches 16.21 Million

 

      Muscat, Jan 21 (ONA) --- The total number of passengers travelling through airports in the Sultanate (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm) until the end of November 2019 reached 16.21 million passengers.

 

       Meanwhile, the number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar International Airports by the end of November 2019 reached 104,830 flights, according to the latest reported preliminary data released by the National Centre for Statistics and information (NCSI).

 

      The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport rose by 4.6% to 14.63 million passengers at the end of November 2019, over the same period of the previous year.

 

        Meanwhile, the total number of flights at Muscat International Airport fell 0.8% to 107,759 flights at the end of November 2019, from 108,674 flights for the same period of 2018.

 

      The number of international flights at Muscat International Airport was 98,194 flights during the 11-month period of 2019, which is the same for the same period of the previous year. Meanwhile, the total number of international passengers at the Muscat International Airport rose by 5.3% at the end of November 2019, reaching 13.60 million passengers. This included 6.77 million passenger arrivals, 6.80 million passenger departures, and 22,968 passenger transits.

 

      Meanwhile, domestic flights at Muscat International Airport fell by 8.6% to 9,565 flights at the end of November 2019, against 10,465 flights for the same period of 2018. The arrival and departure of domestic flights also dropped by 8.6%, respectively. The total number of domestic passengers at Muscat International Airport fell by 4.9% to 1.03 million passengers at the end of November 2019, against 1.08 million passengers for the same period of the previous year. This included 511,590 passenger arrivals and 518,563 passenger departures, the NCSI report showed.

 

       Meanwhile, according to the report, the total number of passengers at the Salalah International Airport fell by 1.8% to 1.25 million passengers at the end of November 2019 compared to 1.28 million passengers for the same period of 2018. The total number of flights at Salalah International Airport fell by 3.8% to 10,904 flights compared to 11,331 flights at the end of November 2018.

       The total number of international flights at the Salalah International airport surged by 13% to 4,514 flights till the end of November 2019, while the number of domestic fights fell by 12.9% to 6,390 flights at the end of November 2019. The total number of international passengers recorded a rise of 13.2% to reach 483,216 passengers, while the number of domestic passengers fell by 9.3% to 774,951 passengers.

 

       However, there was a drop in the total number of passengers at Sohar International Airport by 12% to 274,767 passengers compared to 312,063 passengers for the same period of 2018. The total number of flights at Sohar International Airport also fell by 11.1% to 2,240 flights at the end of November 2019 compared to 2,520 flights at the end of November 2018.

 

      Duqm Airport saw a rise in the total number of passengers by 23% to 52,670 passengers at the end of November 2019 compared to 42,822 passengers for the same period of 2018. The total number of flights at Duqm Airport till the end of November 2019 reached 556, which is the drop by 1.2% compared to 563 flights at the end of November 2018, the report showed.

--- Ends/AH