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The senior official added that 32 tests had been carried out at the new passenger terminal to ensure the readiness of the airport's facilities and its aircraft tubes

Development works at Duqm Airport are progressing as planned, it has been revealed.

Dr Mohammed bin Nasser al-Za'abi, chief executive officer of Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), said the third package for the airport is currently underway. 

READ: Oman's Duqm Airport passenger terminal 70% ready

Package 3 of the Duqm Airport scheme includes a new passenger terminal and an air traffic control (ATC) tower, in addition to other facilities. 

Up to 32 experiments have been carried out at the new passenger terminal to ensure the readiness of the airport's facilities, as well as its aircraft tubes. 

The airport will "start operation this year", state news agency, ONA, reported. 

Readiness experiments are being conducted under the supervision of the sultanate's Ministry of Transport and Communications. 

Four domestic flights are currently operated between Muscat International Airport and A'Duqm Airport each week, and this may be increased to five to meet consumer demand, Al-Za'abi said in February 2017. 

Indian construction giant, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) was awarded a $94m (OMR36.27m) contract to develop Package 3 in 2014. 


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Construction start of Oman aviation facility in Q4
Oman's Duqm Airport passenger terminal 70% ready
L&T wins $94mn Duqm Airport contract in Oman
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