Testimony of Oman’s commitment to developing a world-scale industrial hub at Duqm is reflected in its decision to build an international airport in this remote region of the country. Currently under construction, Duqm International Airport has been designed to handle some of the largest freight and passenger aircraft presently in service. A tender for the passenger terminal is due to be floated soon. The facility, which will allow for investors, visitors and other passengers to be speedily ferried in and out of Duqm, will be brought into operation in 2015. Air-freight is also an important component of the project’s offerings.