Oman Airports double figures in Q1

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) see success rate in terms of passenger growth in the Oman during the first quarter of 2015.

The passenger traffic to, from, and through Muscat and Salalah International Airports is currently growing at double figure rate.

The active passenger traffic at Muscat International Airport throughout the period from January to March, 2015, recorded total growth of 2,410,098 passengers, in comparison to 2014, which had an overall increase of 193,384, recording 9% over the same period last year.

The top routes in volume includes; Dubai, Salalah, India, and Doha and the new routes recently launched to Goa, Dacca and Singapore by Oman Air from Muscat International Airport, contributed in the increase results for the Quarter 1 period.

Furthermore, Salalah International Airport has similarly seen an amount of passenger growth during the same period, reaching a total growth of 217,669 passengers in comparison to 2014, which had an overall increase of 193,384, a growth of 13%. The top routes in volume were Muscat, Dubai, Sharjah, and Doha. This increase is mainly added capacity by Qatar Airways, Oman Air and Air Arabia.

The Airline Marketing department at Oman Airports Management Company have been extremely active participating in leading events this year. The team has recently attended Routes Asia, in Kunming in March 15- 17 2015, and has now attended The Arabian Travel Market Dubai (ATM), known as one of the leading tourism and travel events in the Middle Eastern region. ATM held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center on the 4 -7 of May 2015.

Oman Airports, as well as the Ministry of Tourism, will jointly enhance the incoming traveler business to Oman via Oman Airports. Both entities focused on promoting Oman as a destination and liaise with all travel entities including tour operators to improve the accessibility to Oman. Oman will also have a new Convention and Exhibition center to be opened in 2016, amongst its features is an auditorium seating of 3,200 people and more than 22,000 square meters of column-free exhibition space, attracting more visitors to the country in the coming years. The upcoming events OAMC will be attending during 2015 are Routes Middle East and Africa in Bahrain, World Routes in South Africa, and the World Travel Market in London (WTM).

Oman has recently gained international exposure as tourism has been evolving for the past 10 years. Oman was recently recognised as one of the “places to go in 2015” by the New York Times.

Oman Airports is actively working with local aviation stakeholders to guarantee additional frequencies, new destinations and an outstanding customer experience to all the travellers.