The Oman Ministry of Transport has launched its “National Aviation Strategy 2030,” aimed at strengthening its aviation industry in support of the country’s economy through various measures. The initiative includes an airfreight strategy intended to grow Oman’s airfreight business and position the country as a regional hub for cargo.
As part of this strategy, Oman will develop a logistics center for international companies near Muscat International Airport (MCT). Also included are initiatives to market the sector, allocate free zones to airport cities, ensure customs efficiency and develop marine-air links. The Ministry of Transport said in its press release that it will pursue the strategy in cooperation with the country’s national economic sectors, though further details related to these projects are yet to be determined.
In 2018, Oman saw 200,000 tonnes of cargo move through its airports, combined, and predicts an increase to 780,000 by 2030, according to an article by Oman Aviation Group, a government entity established in February 2018 that is comprised of Oman Air, Oman Airports and Oman Aviation Services.