Oman Airports seeks developers for Muscat International Airport old terminal revamp

Muscat International Airport should reach at least eight million passengers in 2022 (photo: Oman Airports).
image credit: Muscat International Airport

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has announced an invitation for developers and consortiums to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) for the redevelopment, operation, and management of Muscat International Airport’s Old Terminal.

The ambitious project will be carried out under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model.

Originally opened in 1973, the old terminal has undergone multiple expansions over the years to accommodate increasing passenger numbers.

Successful candidates from the prequalification process will be invited to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next stage of the bidding process.

Naif al Abri, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), earlier this year disclosed, “The old Muscat airport terminal building will be redeveloped as a multi-purpose facility, with plans to convert it into an aviation museum that will showcase the history of aviation in the country.”

In related developments, the CAA has commenced commercial operations on the southern runway at Muscat International Airport, which is the historic runway linked to the old terminal building.