June 21, 2016: Ground handler, Swissport International, has been awarded a ground handling license in Oman by Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC).
With the new Muscat airport terminal opening, there is likely to be a passenger growth between five and ten percent with people travelling from Russia and other European countries.
Sheikh Aimen al Hosni, chief executive officer at Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), said, “The Muscat Airport will position the Sultanate as a modern and attractive hub for travelers transiting through the region.”
Mark Skinner, senior vice president, Ground Handling Middle East and Africa, says, “Swissport is particularly proud of being selected to contribute to the further development at Muscat International Airport with Oman being the second GCC country in which Swissport will operate following the start-up in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in May 2016.”
Swissport International provides ground services for around 230 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector.