Salalah Airport
Salalah Airport is the Sultanate of Oman
Oman , officially called the Sultanate of Oman , is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the...

's second gateway. It is located on the Salalah coastal plain, 5.5 kilometers northeast of Salalah
Salalah , is the capital and seat of the governor or Wali of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. The population of Salalah was 197,169 in 2009....

's city centre. It is currently mostly used as a domestic airport, but during the Khareef
Khareef is a colloquial Arabic term used in southern Oman and southeastern Yemen for the south east monsoon. The monsoon affects Dhofar Governorate and Al Mahrah Governorate from about June to early September. Towns such as Salalah depend upon the khareef for water supply...

 season Salalah airport receives numerous charter flights from neighbouring Persian Gulf countries and beyond. At the moment the airport is being expanded and modernized. The initial stage of expansion is scheduled for completion in November 2011, delayed one year mainly because of the cyclone Gonu, and the new terminal will be able to accommodate 2 million passengers per year. Once the airport has been fully expanded the airport will be able to handle 10 million passengers.


In 2008, the airport experienced increases in passenger traffic and civilian aircraft traffic comparing with 2007.
  • Passenger traffic: 407,788
  • Civil aircraft traffic: N/A

Airlines and destinations

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