Oman Air reports 36% rise in cargo transport

Oman Monday 13/February/2023 20:36 PM
Oman Air reports 36% rise in cargo transport

Muscat: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the introduction of its first freighter by the end of 2023, while celebrating outstanding 2022 results at its annual cargo workshop, under the theme ‘Journey to Success’.

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “In spite of a challenging environment, Oman Air Cargo continues to deliver numbers ahead of its budget.

In 2021, our revenues were 86 percent  above target. In 2022, we achieved another 44 percent   increase, exceeding our budget revenue by 37 percent , as well as a 36 percent   increase in the amount of cargo transported compared to the previous year. This underscores the success of our many policies to ensure we remain ahead of the curve in an ever-changing industry and meet the growing demand for air cargo.”

He added, “In 2023, we are keeping up the momentum. In the coming months, we look forward to introducing our first ever freighter and we will also be launching several new markets. This will offer exciting new opportunities for our guests and cargo alike, while continuing to unlock Oman’s potential as a global logistics hub in line with Oman’s 2040 Vision.”

Among its notable achievements in 2022, Oman Air Cargo added several new destinations and introduced its innovative ‘Cargo-in-Cabin’ service to Europe, the Far East and Indian Subcontinent.

It also modified its A330-300 passenger aircraft by removing the seats, allowing it to raise capacity to 40 tonnes per aircraft. Moreover, it has improved its services to ensure shorter acceptance and dwell time with express connections through its hub in Muscat.