Duqm airport serves as a gateway into a region with significant economic, industrial and commercial potential as it primarily handles business traffic, but may also become part of the tourism industry.
The airport started its early operations in 23rd July 2014 in order to take advantage of the ready packages. The airport received around (16,489) passengers until the end of 2015 in line Muscat-Duqm at a rate of 4 flights per week. The initiation of construction works of Duqm Airport third package (passenger terminal building and related utilities) started at the beginning of 2016 for a period of two years. There are good indicators of demand for air transport services (cargo) in the airport.
The terminal space in the airport is (5,600) m2. Airport works with terminal building capacity of 500,000 per annum annually. It consists of (4) boarding bridges, and (7) booths to complete the traveling procedures. The runway length is (4) km, and width is (75) meters, and the control tower height is (37) m. Construction works for each airport have been divided into three packages, the first one includes airport road network and utilities. The second package contains construction works for the runway, taxiway, apron, and all other accessories.