The full variety of passengers travelling via Oman’s airports from January-July 2022 has elevated 187 per cent in comparison with the corresponding interval final yr.
Inbound, outbound and transit passengers within the airports of Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm reached 4,907,599 by the tip of July 2022.
The variety of outbound passengers alone rose 127 per cent in comparison with January-July 2021, in response to state run Oman Information Company.
The full variety of worldwide (inbound and outbound) flights on the Muscat, Salalah and Sohar airports by the tip of July 2022 elevated by 142.1 per cent to achieve 32,608, in response to information issued by the Nationwide Centre for Statistics and Info (NCSI).
The variety of worldwide and home flights (outbound and inbound) at Muscat Worldwide airport elevated 114.8 per cent year-on-year to 34,556, which in flip carried 4,251,173 passengers by the tip of July 2022 in comparison with 16,084 flights which carried 1,647,724 passengers over the identical interval in 2021.
By nationality, Indians (144,845) topped the overall variety of passengers for outbound and inbound flights at Muscat Worldwide airport by the tip of July 2022, adopted by Bangladeshi passengers (47,424) and Pakistani nationals( 37,797).
At Salalah Airport, there was a 95.3 per cent enhance within the variety of worldwide and home flights, which collectively reached 4,601 as of the tip of July 2022. The variety of worldwide flights rose 201.9 per cent, whereas home flights elevated by 52.9 per cent to achieve 2,578 flights in comparison with 1,686 flights in January-July 2021.
Additionally at Salalah Airport, the variety of passengers in home (inbound and outbound) flights at elevated by 68.2 per cent year-on-year by the tip of July 2022.
At Sohar Airport, the variety of worldwide and home flights (inbound and outbound) reached 534 by the tip of July 2022 and the variety of passengers carried by these flights reached 47,697.
Duqm Airport recorded a 6.6 per cent rise in home flights (outbound and inbound) to achieve 386 by the tip of July 2022 in comparison with 362 flights through the corresponding interval in 2021. The variety of passengers that these flights carried additionally elevated 45.1 per cent from 25,402 for the seven month interval of January-July 2021 to 36,868 passengers over the identical interval this yr.