Muscat International Airport
IATA code: MCT
ICAO code: OOMS
Address: J72Q+HX9, Muscat, Oman
Flight inquiries (24 hours): + 968 24351234
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The airport is located in the north of the country and west of the city center. It is operated by Oman Airports. There are already 9 million passengers with many Muscat departures every year while the total capacity is up to 48 million passengers annually. Oman Air, SalamAir and Air Arabian are the main airlines to depart with. Of course the major airlines in the region but also from Europe will have some flights heading to Muscat Airport. With two long runways of 3,584 (11,758 ft) and 4,000 (13,123 ft) meters, the largest aircraft can have MCT airport departures. With a newly opened terminal in 2018, Muscat International Airport is aiming for even greater growth that it has already undergone in recent years.
The very first Muscat flight departures go back to 1973 when the airport was still called Seeb International Airport. The current name has only been used since 2008. In 2009, 4 million passengers used the airport in Oman. Since then, it has grown every year through 2019 with 15.4 million passengers. Since the corona outbreak, the growth has stopped. In 2021, the Muscat airport departures will slowly rise again.
Muscat Airport terminal
There are 118 check-in desks available. After the check-in you walk through boarding pass check en security before you enter the Oman airport departures area. At terminal 1 there are 45 gates divided in different sections.
Terminal 2 is the old terminal has 23 gates for boarding. With 58 check-in counters for Muscat departures. This terminal will be redeveloped to serve low cost airlines to destinations in the region.
Most popular destinations at Muscat
The destinations that are regularly on the Muscat airport departures boards are:
- Abu Dhabi
- Sharjah Dubai
- Istanbul ISL
Slowly more destinations will increase after the pandemic and then you will be able to also fly to:
- Paris CdG, Heathrow Airport, Zurich, Frankfurt, and Milan MXP.
- Bangkok BKK, Damascus, Cairo, Kochi, Kuwait, and Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta.
- Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Lahore.
- Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, and Jaipur.
Muscat Airport ground transportation
The airport is located between the cities of Al-Seeb and Muscat. If you travel by car yourself, there are soon signings to reach the airport. You will have to use the slip road until the flyover. From there it goes without saying with the signs. If you want to pick up or drop off a passenger from the airport, you can use the Drop-off or Pick-Up. There is a policy where you are only allowed to stand still for 10 minutes and the driver is not allowed to leave the vehicle. If you want to park longer, you can use short term parking. The Drop-off area is just in front of the terminal building and follow the signings. The same applies to the Pick-Up area. Short term parking is also possible and that costs about 3 USD per hour.
You can also continue your journey by taxi once you have arrived at the airport. There is a taxi office in the arrival hall to book a ride. The price starts at USD 6.5 and an additional USD 1.5 is added approximately every km.
Muscat airport departures are also possible with a rental car. There are offices in the terminal building, most of which are open 24/7. Major well-known car rental companies are present such as Avis, Hertz and Sixt as well as Bahwan Tourism Car Rentals Services.
Then there is also the option to travel by public transport. Buses are waiting on the ground floor for Muscat departures just in front of the terminal. You can view all times on the Mwasalat website. There are a dozen bus routes to the city. Ask at the information counter in the terminal for more info. Intercity buses are also available to other places in Oman. There are also hotels that offer a free shuttle bus service. You will have to arrange this yourself in advance. There are some hotels that have an information desk in the terminal to arrange this.