Oman reveals Muscat Airport expansion plan
Plans include a 3.3 million sqm free zone and a 192,000 sqm hospitality zone
In line with the Sultanate’s National Aviation Strategy 2030, ambitious expansion plans have been announced for the Muscat International Airport.
The Muscat Airport City will house a free zone, logistics hub and retail zone reported sister publication Arabian Business.
The Muscat Airport Free Zone will span a 3.3 million sqm area and be devoted to e-commerce, manufacturing and packaging industries, along with storage for air freight.
The project will also see a 200,000 sqm logistics area for air freight services, mixed-used projects such as offices for airlines and other economic sectors. Arabian Business also reported the area will include a specialised emergency hospitality.
The 192,000 sqm hospitality zone will house duty-free shops, offices for travel companies and a number of hotels.
The National Aviation Strategy 2030, launched by the Ministry of Transport, aims to strengthen Oman’s economy by improving the aviation industry.