The total number of passengers travelling through Oman airports in the Sultanate (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Duqm) until the end of January 2021 reached 357,923 passengers. Compared to 1,590,648 passengers at the end of January 2020, this figure indicates a decline by 77.5%.
According to the preliminary data released by the National Centre for Statistics and information (NCSI), the number of flights till the end of January 2021 stood at 3,035 compared to 11,316 flights during the same period in 2020.
Nationalities of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan topped the total number of passengers in Oman airports till the end of January 2021. The number of Indian passengers stood at 8,395 (arrivals 8,135, departures 260). Bangladeshi passengers stood at 31,671 (departures 31,671). Meanwhile, the Pakistani passengers stood at 923 (arrivals 248, departures 675).
Arrivals, departures decline
The total number of passengers at Muscat International Airport (including arrivals, departures and transit) dropped to stand at 308,455 at the end of January 2021, comprising a fall by 78.5%, compared to 1,434,317 passengers as at the end of January 2020. The number of flights stood at 2,587, a drop by 74.4%, compared to 10,104 flights during January 2020.
The number of passengers at Salalah Airport till the end of January 2021 stood at 45,093 comprising a decline by 62%, compared to 118,771 passengers while the number of flights stood at 394, a decline by 57.1%, compared to 918 flights during the same period of 2020.
The total number of domestic flights at Duqm Airport till the end of January 2021 reached 54 while the number of passengers reached 4,375, a decline by 12.2% compared to the figures of January 2020, which stood at 52 flights and 4,985 passengers.