The construction and development works of the third package of Duqm Airport in Duqm, Oman are going according to the plan, as per the announcement of Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser al-Za’abi, the chief executive officer of Public Authority of Civil Aviation in Oman. Al Za’abi added that Duqm airport is set to start operating during this year.
Package 3, which is currently being developed by the india-based construction company Larsen and Toubro, will comprise a new passenger terminal that is being developed over a total area of more than 8,500 square meters with the capacity to accommodate 500,000 passengers annually. The package also includes an air traffic control tower and many other facilities.
Under the supervision of Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, more than 30 experiments have been made at the new terminal to test the readiness of all of the airport’s facilities, as well as its aircraft tubes, and to ensure that they are working efficiently.
Right now, there are four domestic flights going between Muscat International Airport and the Duqm Airport on weekly basis. This number is expected to increase to five to meet the consumer needs.