Oman's Paca enters Phase 2 of Musandam Airport project

Paca CEO Dr Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al Zaabi says Phase 2 includes cost estimation and general outline activities

Oman's Musandam may get a new airport.
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Oman's Musandam may get a new airport.

Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (Paca) said its plans to set up an airport in the sultanate’s Musandam Governorate had entered Phase 2, as part of which, activities such as cost estimation and preparing a general outline of the project will be carried out, with Paca's chief executive officer, Dr Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al Zaabi, stating that Phase 1 of the development had been completed. 

Commenting on Phase 1, he explained that the stage involved determining challenges, if any, linked to the airport project, and creating a detailed study regarding the airport's location. 

The Arabic-language statement was published by Paca on its Twitter handle. 

When developed, the Musandam project will be the sultanate’s sixth airport, and will follow airports in Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Duqm, and Khasab.

Oman opened the Duqm Airport in January 2019, in less than a year after Muscat International Airport was launched in March 2018.

Located approximately 500km from Muscat, Duqm Airport has be built on an area spanning 2.7ha, with an initial capacity to accommodate 500,000 passengers annually that could be increased to two million in the future.

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