Muscat Oman International Airport MCT
(also referred to as Seeb Airport) is the Sultanate of Oman's largest airport, situated at the Gulf of Aman. It is a fast-growing airport, attributable to route expansion and development of tourism industry. (Salalah Airport SLL - opened 2014 - can currently handle 1M passengers). Both airports will accommodate Airbus A380. Muscat & Salalah Airports are operated by state-owned OAMC.
Muscat Airport is located near the town of Seeb, and is 32 km west of Muscat, Oman's captial city. It is directly accessible from the main Sultan Qaboos Hwy (to the right) which runs between Muscat & Seeb.
With long parallel runways, Muscat International now counts a yearly average of 8.5M passengers. MCT is hub for Oman Air, and is served by many international airlines.
Muscat International has currently one passenger terminal.
Muscat Airport has two ground handlers:
Swissport Internatinal and Oman Air / Menzies Aviation.
Current & future Airport developments:
- Swissport Oman provides Flydubai and Air Arabia with passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, and coordinates operations and load conrol for 10 daily regional flights.
- A new 'Muscat Primeclass Lounge'
will be available to TAV Passport members, Primeclass Lounge Card holders and to passengerl of contracted airlines. With a private rooms, spa center & special shopping area, the 33,000 sq.foot loounge will seat 550 passengers - expected to become operational in 2017.
- By year-end 2017
the initial stages of the new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport are to be completed - reaching a capacity of 12M passengers annually, housing 86 check-in countes, 10 baggage claim belts, 40 departure & arrivals gates, 29 waiting lounges, 29 aircraft stands with jet bridges, and have a new control tower. The terminal will be able to accommodate large aircraft. (As of February 2017, 96 percent of the terminal have been completed). Terminal expansion is to continue thereafter to reach 48M passenger capacity - done in four phases. Once completed, the current terminal will be serving low-cost carriers.