Passenger movement at Oman’s Seeb International Airport dropped by 11 percent in the first half of 2002, from 1.376 million travelers to 1.22 million travelers. Passengers arriving on transit at the airport stood at 698,980, compared with 679,340 during the same period last year, reported ONA.
Freight and mail export traffic at Seeb International declined by 29.3 percent to 11.56 million kilograms in the first six months of the year, against 15.64 million kilograms during the same period in 2001. Import traffic also declined by 24.7 percent from 21.4 million kilograms to 16.13 million kilograms during the same period.
Located in Muscat, Seeb International Airport was privatized last year. The government of Oman signed an agreement with an international consortium led by the British Airport Authority (BAA) to develop and manage SEEB as well as the Salalah International Airport in Dhufar. — (menareport.com)
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