Muscat: Teams from Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) inspected Duqm Airport to ensure all of the safety and health protocols have been implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, as airports are set to reopen for passenger flights on October 1.
The CAA inspected Duqm Airport on Sunday, with a statement from the government body saying, “The authority took part in assessing the level of compliance of the safety protocols and security requirements at Duqm Airport, which had been implemented by them.”
Oman’s Government Communications Centre added: “The Civil Aviation Authority has begun checking the protocols for health and safety at Duqm Airport, as it prepares to officially resume regular passenger flights from the beginning of October.”
Opened in January 2019, Duqm airport was built to provide greater connectivity to the town, given the role it is expected to play as the centre of Oman’s non-oil economy in the years to come.
The Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD), said earlier this year, “Duqm Airport is the most recent airport in the Sultanate. It is hoped that the airport will play an important role in linking Duqm with the world, while focusing on shipping lines. The airport runway is capable of receiving various types of aircraft.”