Munich Airport to continue support for expansion of Muscat and Salalah airports

15 February 2015 (Last Updated February 15th, 2015 18:30)

Germany's Munich Airport will continue to give its support for expansion and relocation activities at Muscat and Salalah airports in Oman.

Germany's Munich Airport will continue to give its support for expansion and relocation activities at Muscat and Salalah airports in Oman.

Airport operator FMG visited Muscat last month to sign an agreement to this effect.

The FMG operational readiness and airport transfer (ORAT) team secured the contract for the commissioning, relocation and operation of these airports in 2010.

This particular contract, which cost several millions, was in the run for about four and a half years. The expansion works at the airport, which includes the construction of the new terminal, will be completed by the end of 2016.

"Our expertise will continue to be eagerly sought after in the future, in particular in the Arabian Gulf region."

A new runway and control tower, which went operational in December 2014, were also part of the expansion.

The expansion at Salalah Airport will see the construction of a new runway, a new tower and an additional terminal.

Apart from this, officials from the Munich airport will also help the airports to prepare them for relocation and training.

Muscat Daily quoted Munich Airport CEO Michael Kerkloh as saying: "To date, Munich Airport has successfully provided support in 25 airport projects on four continents. As emphatically demonstrated by the agreements we have now signed, our expertise will continue to be eagerly sought after in the future, in particular in the Arabian Gulf region."

The Oman Airports Management Company will also host the first International Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer Conference in Muscat between 25 and 26 March, which will be attended by officials from Heathrow, Munich, Berlin, Zürich and Dublin airports.