Oman unveils new airport city megaproject
Project is part of Oman’s National Aviation Strategy 2030
The Oman Aviation Group has taken the wraps of a masterplan for its Muscat Airport City mega development. It will feature a business zone, as well as hospitality and logistics areas.
According to a report by the Times of Oman, the airport city will have a 200,000sqm logistics portal, designated for air freight services and logistics, which includes the air freight building at Muscat Airport. The business portal, said to be a mixed-use project spread over an area of 1.1m sqm, will have spaces designated for airline office units and related economic sectors.
The airport city’s aviation portal, which includes the passengers’ terminal area and the location of the previous air freight buildings, will occupy some 166,000sqm, the report said. The hospitality portal, which spreads over an area of 192,000sqm, will include hospitality, duty-free shops, offices for travel companies, and hotels for travelers or short-term visitors.
“The project is aimed at achieving the highest levels of utilisation of the new airport’s high capacity and to help boost air traffic. It also takes advantage of the land areas surrounding the airport to create a stimulating environment for the establishment of aviation-related projects,” said Oman Aviation Group CEO Mustafa Al Hinai.
The project is being implemented as part of the National Aviation Strategy 2030. It will also see the development of an air freight building at Muscat Airport.
He added, “The city is meant for Oman’s future generations because the development will take over 20 years, as these many years will be needed for critical planning, dedication, specific teams, knowledge, credibility and accreditation for it to become one of the recognised international cities in the region.”