Feb 24, 2016: Oman Air has chosen SmartKargo, providers of a 100 percent cloud-based air cargo management solution, to power their cargo sales and operations, beginning June 2016.
“Our objective is to have a rapid deployment of an industry-standard solution without having to spend on infrastructure, and SmartKargo meets that criterion. Moreover, SmartKargo’s robust and flexible capabilities will help us leverage our joint venture agreement with Cargolux to develop Muscat as a logistics hub, ready to flow a wide range of commodities from the USA, Europe, and Africa to destinations throughout the Gulf and Middle East, South Asia, and beyond,” said Mahfood Al Harthy, chief officer, sales, Oman Air.
Oman Air operates a fleet of 40 wide-body and narrow-body aircraft, including brand-new Boeing 787s, to 50 destinations throughout the Gulf and Middle East, and beyond to Europe, Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
“SmartKargo’s versatility combined with the rapid implementation will enable Oman Air to quickly capture the system’s many benefits. In my experience as a recently retired head of cargo at IATA, it used to take many years and millions of dollars to implement a cargo IT solution. SmartKargo’s approach, to create an industry-standard Cloud solution, is a game changer,” said Des Vertannes, strategic advisor at SmartKargo.