Last year, both carriers had signed a co-operation agreement for cargo flights to Chennai. The agreement provides Cargolux with access to the belly capacity of Oman Air’s passenger fleet, which operates to 11 destinations in India, as well as to destinations in East Africa. This gives the Luxembourg airline opportunities to feed consolidated freight to Oman from a number of larger markets.
In addition, it enables both carriers to further expand their common cargo operation and build on the range of cargo initiatives and innovations they have introduced over recent years.
“We are pleased to announce that Oman Air and Cargolux offer a new twice-weekly cargo service between Luxembourg and Mumbai, starting from March 8,” says Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, chief operating officer of Oman Air. “Our product advantages include the carriage of project cargo, livestock, cargo aircraft-only freight, odd size cargo, vehicles and aircraft engines. And, importantly, the new service will make an even greater contribution to the development of Oman as a global cargo hub. The Sultanate’s geographical location and superb infrastructure, together with the partnership between Oman Air and Cargolux, ensure that it is rapidly becoming the first choice for transportation of cargo between India, the Middle East and Europe.”
“We are happy to see our successful cooperation extend further,” adds Niek van der Weide, Cargolux Executive VP Sales & Marketing. “Customers in Europe, as well as in Oman, have welcomed our service to India and can now enjoy our proven reliability and dedication to excellence in an even wider market. With India’s growing importance as a manufacturing nation, we see a lot of future potential and possibilities for both our companies.”