New Airport Development - Muscat Airport

Muscat International and Salalah International Airport including three regional airports are under development and will be the new gateway to the Sultanate of Oman.
The New Salalah International will able to handle one million passengers per annum and the new Muscat International Airport will have capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA). Both these new airports are schedule to be completed in the coming years.
The new airports are designed as ICAO category 4F airports and shall be able to accommodate the world`s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380. The runway has been designed to enable independent parallel operation.
The passenger terminals are designed to the latest "state of the art" technology and in accordance with IATA Service Level A standards.
The total gross  area for the new Muscat International terminal building is 580,000. m2 with an overall airport land area of 21 km2. Further expansions is planned for Muscat International airport in three subsequent phases, ultimately boosting the airport`s capacity to 24, 36 and 48 MPPA.
There are 10 Main Contracts (MC) delivering the new Muscat and Salalah International airport and 3 Standard Nationwide Contracts (SNC) for all airports.

Key facts


  • Muscat Passenger Terminal Building total area – 580,000 m2
  • Other Airport Buildings total area - more than 30,000 m2
  • ATC tower height – 97 meters
  • 96 check-in counters
  • 29 passenger boarding bridges
  • 30 aircraft remote stands
  • 5,500 bags per hour baggage processing capacity
  • Two parallel runways, capable to serve world`s largest aircraft A380
  • Airside hotel ( 90 rooms capacity for 12 MPPA)


  • Salalah Terminal Building floor area – 65,638 m2
  • ATC tower height – 57 meters
  • 24 check-in counters
  • 8 passenger boarding bridges
  • 8 aircraft remote stands

The new  Muscat International Airport  will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually. Further expansions planned in three subsequent phases will ultimately boost the airport` capacity to 24, 36 and 48 million passengers when the demand is required.

New Muscat International Airport Facts

Description Facts
Terminal Building Capacity – Stage 1 20 million passengers per annum (mppa.)
Terminal Building Capacity – Stage 2 / 3 / 4 24 / 36 / 48 mppa.
Total Gross Terminal Building Area 580,000. m²
Car Parking Capacity 8,000
Air Traffic Control Tower Height 97m
Existing runway length after extension 4,000 x 60m
New Runway Specifications 4,000 x 60m
Boarding Bridges / Contact Stands 29
Bus Boarding Lounges 10
Remote Aircraft Stands Stage 1 / 2 10 / 30
Check-In Counters 86
Self service check-in kiosks 20
Emigration Counters - Departures 31
Immigration Counters – Arrivals 56
Arrivals Carousels 8 international + 2 domestic
Transfer Counters 12  Counters
In-Flight Catering Capacity 24,000 meals per day
Aircraft Hangar Capacity 2 wide body + 4 narrow body
Airside Hotel Capacity 90 rooms

Contracts for Muscat International Airport

The project has been divided into various main contracts and standard national contracts.

Main and Standard National Contracts for the New Muscat International Airport

Contracts Description Contract Awarded to
Project Management Project Management Consulting Service adpi
Principal Consultant Principal Consultant for Design and Supervision Hill International
MC1 Civil Works - new Runway, Taxiway, Apron, landside development. Access road to terminal Consolidated Contractors Company - TAV Joint Venture
MC2 Air Traffic Control (ATC), Air Traffic Management (ATM), Data Centre (DC2), Contingency & Training Building (C&T), Crash, Fire & Rescue (CFR) Carillion Alawi
MC3 Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) Bechtel-ENKA-Bahwan Engineering Company - Joint Venture
MC4A Civil Aviation Head Quarters Building Towell Construction Co. LLC
MC6 IT & Security Systems Thales Oman
MC7 Operational Readiness & Airport Transfer (ORAT) Munich Airport
MC8 Baggage Handling Systems Vanderlande Industries
Air Traffic Management Systems Indra
SNC10 Navigational Aids Systems Thales
SNC11 Passenger Boarding Bridges JBT Corporation
MC12 Detail Design and Construction of Cargo and Maintenance, Repair and Over-haul Facilities Awarded
MC13 Detail Design and Construction of Catering Facilities Awarded

Contract SNC-Standard National Contract

Other Contracts Awarded for the New Muscat International Airport

Contract Description Contract Awarded to
Dredging works and soil reclamation Boskalis Westminister
Improving and strengthening the soil (Ground Improvement) Solitanche Pachy
Construction of channels to discharge wadi water and roadside paving works and installation of Culverts Desert Line Projects
Design, supply, install and commission a new radar Raytheon
Construction of rock fill for new runway and taxiway Galfar Engineering and Contracting
Relocation of water pipe lines and security fences Al Matar Company
Design and Construction Supervision services for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Hangars and Cargo facilities Ghafari Associates LLC
Design and Construction Supervision for In-Flight catering facilities Al-Hatmy Engineering