Muscat International Airport Reviews
To replace a smaller airfield, the airport was opened as “Seeb International Airport” in 1973. In the past, the airport had hosted Royal Air Force BAe Nimrods, including the 1991 Gulf War. The airport, in a nutshell, was used as a military air facility. Moving forward, in time, the airport was rebranded as “Muscat International Airport” in 2008 and has been operated by Oman Airports Management Company (as a military/public type of airport).
In this review, we’ll be talking about the largest airport in Oman, more known as Muscat International Airport (MCT).
As the country’s principal international gateway, Muscat International Airport has several facilities located throughout the airport. To know your way around, an information desk is available near the main terminal entrance and in the arrivals hall near the baggage concourse. Here, travellers visiting Oman can seek information about all that Oman has to offer and can obtain free leaflets, brochures, and maps about the Sultanate.
Restrooms are conveniently and clearly signposted. Another good news: shower facilities are also available but only for passengers with lounge access. If you are seeking for medical attention, first aid and emergency medical attention is provided at the airport’s medical clinic located in the arrivals terminal right before immigration.
There is a good choice of cafés, fast food outlets, and restaurants both in Arrivals and Departures, along with an Irish-style pub, while a duty-free is available in International Departures and Arrivals, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco.
MCT is actually open for 24 hours. To stay connected, free WiFi is available, but a phone number is required for access.
Muscat International Airport serves the capital of Oman. MCT is directly linked to the city via Route 1, Sultan Qaboos Street, if you are driving. But, if you are going to use means of public transportation, most hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport for their guests. Or, there is an official taxi desk in the terminal which will take you to Muscat city in 25 minutes.
Location – Traffic – Service
The one-runway and single-terminal airport which will soon have a new 29-gate terminal, is situated roughly 26km (16 miles) west of central Muscat, and serves as the primary hub for Oman Air. The largest international airport of Oman had made a huge leap from total passengers accommodated last year compared with 2014.
Muscat International Airport Reviews and News
Judging through 55 Muscat International Airport reviews posted online on Skytrax, the airport had been garnering an average score of 5/10 from feedback of travellers. The average score states that the airport is small and not enough for the volume of passengers. Most reviews are actually complaints over the facilities and services of the airport itself. Some have considered the airport as very basic and old. To see more of these Muscat International Airport reviews, click the link below:
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 current development under construction at Muscat International Airport is said to have a capacity to handle more than 12 million passengers every year. This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
- Airport Code: MCT
- Phone Number: +968 24 519223
- Website URL: http://www.omanairports.co.om/
- Address: Post Box 1, PC 111, Muscat, Oman
As we noticed with Muscat International Airport reviews and current construction, the development plan will create a new impression about the largest airport of Oman. MCT, no matter how small they think of the airport, is actually part of the world’s top 100 airports this year. Muscat International Airport took the 94th spot and keeps on improving. Let’s see more of the airport’s performance this year.
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