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About Muscat International Airport (MCT)

Address:Muscat, Oman
Phone:+968 24 519223
Arrivals:Muscat Oman Airport (MCT) Arrivals
Departures:Muscat Oman Airport (MCT) Departures
Weather Temperature: 32°C
Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 51%
Wind: 3.09 k/h
Pressure: 1011 hpa
Latitude/Longitude23.59329987, 58.28440094
Map:Click to view airport map
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Muscat International Airport Duty Free
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Overall rating: 2.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Muscat International Airport (IATA: MCT, ICAO: OOMS), formerly Seeb International Airport, is the main international airport in Oman. It is situated 32 km from the old city and capital Muscat within the Muscat metropolitan area. The airport serves as the hub for flag carrier Oman Air and features flights to several regional destinations as well as some intercontinental services to Asia, Africa and Europe.

The entire airport is spread over an area of 5,250 acres (21 km2). It originally featured one passenger terminal building, one runway as well as minor cargo and maintenance facilities and is currently undergoing a major extension and replacement consisting of a second runway, an entirely new passenger terminal and a new control tower. The new facilities are undergoing testing as of December 2017.

The facilities also includes a VIP terminal, and housing for airport staff as well as Oman Air employees. The Omani Royal Flight and Royal Air Force of Oman are based at the airport and the RAFO also shares its facilities with MCT.

Current Terminal

The airport currently features one single, two-storey passenger terminal. It has a T-shape and is equipped with 58 check-in counters, 23 departure gates, 4 baggage reclaim belts and some service counters and shops. The building, dating from the 1970s, has been expanded several times during the last years to cater for growing passenger numbers. However, it still has no aircraft stands equipped with jet-bridges, therefore bus-boarding is used for all operations.

After the opening of the new terminal and the relocation of all airlines to it in March 2018, this old facility will be redeveloped to be used by low-cost carriers.

Future Terminal

The current terminal will be replaced with an entirely new and significantly larger state-of-the-art facility to the north of the existing terminal and first runway. This new building, which is under construction as of June 11 2017, will initially bring the airport’s capacity up to 12 million passengers a year upon completion of the first phase. Subsequent enlargements under second and third phases will increase the airport capacity to 24 and 48 million annual passengers respectively. The first stage will cover 580,000 sqm and will feature 118 check-in counters, 10 baggage reclaim belts, 82 immigration counters, 40 gates as well as a new ATC tower, 97 m high. The new terminal is located between the old and new runways and will be able to handle large aircraft such as Airbus A380s and Boeing 747s.

On 31 January 2018, it has been announced that the new terminal will be inaugurated on 20 March 2018 with all current operations to be relocated to the new facility.

Runways and apron

The airport used to have a single runway, designated as Runway 08R/26L. As of September 2016, a second newly built runway, numbered as 08L/26R, is already in use to the north of the new terminal building. The new runway can handle big airplanes such as the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380 while the original runway between the new facilities and the current passenger terminal is closed for refurbishment and expansion as part of the construction of the entirely new main terminal building and apron area. The current apron features 32 stands on both sides of the T-shaped passenger terminal building with 30 new ones being constructed in two phases in front of the new terminal building of which several are already in use as of September 2016.

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Muscat International Airport Reviews

- Honed

This airport is pure anarchy, nobody has any clue of the concept of "queue", the check-in area is an utter disaster, with everyone too packed and carrying too big suitcases. The security is quick and poorly done, the shops inside are ok but I hate the fact that they don't display the prices with VAT/Taxes included, which is a big lack of transparency. The gates are bad and small, the english announcements stopped promptly after 2s of playing so you had no clue who the announcer was calling. The only good thing is the wifi, for free for 2h, but keeps disconnecting. If you look across the runway you can now see a terminal in construction...or is it a mirage??
- Paolo

Seeb is an old airport with bus transfer between planes and terminal. However the german build buses are easy to climb in and out and properly air-conditionned. Whether in transit or on arrival, bagage service is very efficient. Visa on arrival fast and simple (no forms to fill). Immigration and customs officials friendly and efficient.

Small airport,, soon to be replaced by modern terminal building. Only drawback is the bus shuttle between aircraft and terminal building.Fast unbureaucratic visa on arrival,Friendly and efficient immigration. Reasonable duty-free offers

It is ok, it should be improved, it is quite big., the Wifi is excellent. The food and retail should be improved, it is very poor. The lounge is good however, big airline companies should have they own lounges, that is my opinion though.
- Mb

Collecting wifi password from some swarovski booth is stupidity and does not speak of intent to offer good and free wi-fi at the airport. The airport layout too is poor and most gates lacking a toilet nearby.
- Ananda Sanjeev

Muscat International Airport currently has an old terminal with a new one to open in early or mid 2017 with much better services and facilities. Total security checks I've been through in many visits were 2. One before and one after Check-in. The current terminal has acceptable facilities for an old terminal. There aren't much restaurants, but the Master Card lounge has delicious food. There are also 3 other business lounges other than the Master Card lounge. There has recently been a new addition, and that is charging stations. There are charging stations with universal plugs in them which can be very useful if you're running out of battery. The Duty Free is also good, with lots of products, foods, perfumes, toys, books, etc. The terminal has many wide and big windows that you can see clearly see planes at their stands from. The terminal does not have bridges and transportation to and from the airplanes is done by airport buses. Overall 3/5.
- Zakariya Al Zakwani

Airport at Muscat was a very familiar airport to me but this time I noticed the customs officials had a technical fault at their end which had a huge delays which took nearly 2 hours 3 mins and 26 seconds to clear. Rather good airport terminal I would recommend this to anyone
- Sagar J

The problem in muscat airport is the crowdness since the airport is reasonably old and small compared with the number of passengers. The duty free is small but good and wifi is for 2 hours and free to connect many times. But a new state of art airport is being built and shall be opened by the end of 2017 and you even can see it near the runway
- Hisham Waleed

Oman Airport is terrible. The toilets are overflowing, there is no place to lounge about. The chairs are uncomfortable, and the crowd is noisy. The constant announcements make the airport a nightmare. Travellers themselves are to blame. They make a mess of the place. Especially the labourers who are travelling to Bangladesh and Pakistan. ( I know because I heard them and was able to identify their accents.)
- Anindya Banerjee
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