Muscat International Airport welcomes over 1 million passengers in January due to surge in travel rates


Muscat International Airport in Oman saw a significant increase in both international and domestic travel rates in January 2023, resulting in over 1 million passengers passing through the airport. Indians topped the list of most travelled nationalities, followed by Bangladeshis and Pakistanis. 

This surge in travel rates is expected to continue during the upcoming Eid holidays, which are predicted to last for nine days according to astronomical calculations. Oman’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) reported that the current travel rates were similar to those seen in January 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic.