Muscat International Airport is the reigning international aviation hub for the country of Oman, situated about 30 kilometres outside of the capital city of Muscat. The location primarily serves for passenger traffic but offers a few cargo transport options as well. The airport is the base for the flag carrier Oman Air and handles more than ten million passengers on an annual basis.
The aviation hub boasts one large primary terminal and two major runways, one capable of handling large-scale aircraft including the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. Passenger services include multiple premium travel lounges, free Wi-Fi, comprehensive travel services and dining options highlighted by Costa Coffee, Irish House and a Food Court containing many different cuisine venues. There are five duty-free locations and a handful of retail shops.
The nearest bus stop to the airport is located on adjacent Sultan Qaboos Highway. There are plentiful taxis and car rental services routing between the airport and the city of Muscat.
Muscat International Airport serves as a modern gem of passenger travel, first opening as Seeb International Airport in 1973. An exponential increase in travellers led to extensive redesign including the addition of a new terminal and runway established in late 2016.