Oman Air, DHL create freight JV

25 March, 2013 14:00

Oman Air is increasing its freight capacity through a new joint venture with cargo specialist DHL. The new agreement, which has already taken effect, involves Oman Air Cargo signing an exclusive Block Space Agreement to utilize DHL’s capacity between Muscat and Dubai. The latter airline uses a Boeing 757-200PCF on the route.

Oman Air CEO Wayne Pearce said, “The additional main deck capacity available as a result of our joint venture is a vital step towards enhancing our cargo capacity, as it qualifies Oman Air to accept main deck cargo.”

The new partnership would create synergies for both organizations.

 “We will continue to create additional capacity and more frequencies in the near future to meet the requirements of our worldwide customers. In the meantime, we look forward to working closely with DHL Aviation to successfully deliver this much sought-after service.”

“The Boeing 757-200PCF will initially operate a once-weekly schedule into Muscat,” DHL VP-Middle East and Africa Malcolm Macbeth said. “DHL’s long-term vision is to increase the number of weekly frequencies into Muscat International Airport, where cargo and logistics services are viewed as an opportunity for growth.”

Oman Air Cargo is considering further expansion of its operations. Beyond the new partnership with DHL, it is looking at widebody capacity opportunities with other operators, connecting from Muscat and Salalah, in southwest Oman, as part of its growth program.

 

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