A new passenger terminal at Oman’s A’Duqm Airport is due to commence operations today, the sultanate’s Ministry of Transport and Communications confirmed.

This follows a 45-day operational test schedule implemented by companies such as Oman Airports, Oman Air, and Oman Aviation Services.

A’Duqm Airport is the third Omani aviation facility to become operational in recent months, and follows Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport.

The facility is expected to benefit the port city’s Special Economic Zone of A’Duqm (Sezad), and its home governorate of Al Wusta.

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Oman Air WY935 will be the first flight to land at the new terminal building when it arrives today from Muscat at 2.30pm. This will be followed by the terminal’s first departure flight, WY936, at 5.30pm.

A’Duqm’s existing passenger terminal received its last Oman Air flight from Muscat yesterday, and the last flight also departed from the building on the same day.

The upgraded airport’s capacity is expected to be half a million passengers annually, with this number likely to grow to two million passengers with time, ONA reported.