06 February 2009

Design of Oman's Airports of the Future

Here is a preview of Oman’s Airports of the future designs as published by COWI - a leading northern European consulting group.

Muscat International Airport can be expanded to accommodate 48 million passengers annually.

Both Muscat and Salalah International Airports will be built with landing facilities that can handle the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airplane.

Designers have made sure the airports have room to accommodate the large welcoming parties common in Oman.

The detailed design studies include a high-tech automated baggage system.

The airports’ exteriors are inspired by traditional Omani architecture, but inside, the architecture reflects contemporary trends.

Automated walkways whisk passengers to their gate at Muscat International Airport.