Muscat: The total passenger traffic, including transit and transfer passengers, through Muscat International Airport has increased by 7per cent to 5,106,159 passengers until July 2014. During the same period of 2013 the airport registered 4,773,856 passengers.
Statistics issued by the Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) showed an increase in the arrival passengers by 6 per cent to 2,523,637 passengers until July this year comparing to 2,384,252 passengers for the same period of the year 2013.
The number of departing passengers has also increased by 9 per cent to 2,562,492 passengers until July this year comparing to 2,360,223 passengers for the same period of the year 2013. In terms of air cargo traffic at Muscat International airport, aviation statistics indicate an increase in the total unloaded and loaded freight by 5 per cent, with total shipment (71,936 tonnes) compared to (68,702 tonnes) during the same period in 2013.