Oman Air Cargo, a division of the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has earned prestigious recognition for its strong growth. The division was awarded the Fastest Growing International Cargo Airline of the Year (Highly Acclaimed) at the Air Cargo India 2020 awards gala held recently in Mumbai.
Mr. Mohammed Al Musafir, SVP – Oman Air Cargo said, “We are humbled and honoured to receive this award on such an important, international platform. We thank all our customers and industry partners for their trust and faith in Oman Air Cargo, which has helped us in our development and growth over the years, and we look forward to their continued support’
2019 was another year of significant growth for Oman Air Cargo. With 112,500 tons of cargo transported, Oman Air Cargo achieved year-on-year growth of 16 per cent in terms of tonnage. In spite of the year’s challenges, 2020 will see more developments and growth in delivery of special products, thanks to customized solutions to customers with special commodities including Pharma, Fresh Produce, Valuables and Dangerous Goods, along with improved services including shorter acceptance and dwell time with express connections through its state-of-the-art hub in Muscat.
Oman Air Cargo officials received this recognition at The STAT Trade Times Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo, part of Air Cargo India 2020. The gathering is a popular and important event within the air cargo community which acknowledges pioneering work by companies and leaders in the international air cargo sector. This event was attended by senior dignitaries from throughout industry sectors including airlines, freight forwarders and other partners.
Recognition at an event of this magnitude reflects and commemorates that everyone at Oman Air Cargo works with determination and professionalism to earn customers’ trust and confidence, Mr. Al Musafir added.
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About Oman Air Cargo
Oman Air Cargo is the cargo division of Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. Established in 2009, Oman Air Cargo has become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the Middle East region.
With a belly-hold capacity of over 100 flights per day and a new, state-of-the-art cargo handling facility at its hub in Muscat, the airline has a vast network of scheduled services to Europe, Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and the Far East. With interline partners and trucking networks, Oman Air Cargo offers access to over 200 destinations across the world, covering all continents.
Oman Air Cargo provides tailored solutions for customers’ needs by offering specialised services and products including transportation of general cargo, valuables, hazardous materials, live animals and temperature-controlled goods such as pharmaceuticals and perishables.
Technology has been a key to Oman Air Cargo’s success through its investments in new and innovative solutions. Cargo management functions are managed through a new-generation 100 per cent cloud-based system providing reliable, transparent and real-time information to customers throughout the logistics chain, from acceptance to delivery. This simple, effective system provides more flexibility and ease to customers in managing their bookings, space confirmations, pricing queries and responses.
Oman Air’s fleet consists of 10 Airbus 330s, 28 Boeing 737s, 9 Boeing 787s, and 4 Embraer E175s.