Muscat International Airport recently witnessed the launch of its new North runway. An Oman Air Airbus A330 was the first aircraft to land.
The aircraft was greeted by guest of honour for the occasion, minister of royal office HE general Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Numani and VIPs. An Oman Air delegation was led by chief executive officer Paul Gregorowitsch and chief officer service delivery Andrew Walsh.
The new runway was unveiled as a key element within development of the new airport for Muscat. The airport is in the final stages of its construction and will replace existing facilities. Once opened, it will handle up to 12 million visitors a year in its first phase – up to five million more than the current airport’s capacity.
The expansion of capacity offered by the new Muscat International Airport mirrors that of Oman Air. By end of 2018, the airline will have received 24 new aircraft, expanding its fleet from 30 to around 50 aircraft. These include three further Airbus A330s, 15 Boeing B737s and six Boeing B787 Dreamliners.