Oman Air posts massive second quarter increase in cargo charters
OMAN Air operated 69 chartered cargo flights from April to June, including the highest-ever cargo load the airline has carried, reports London's Air Cargo News
OMAN Air operated 69 chartered cargo flights from April to June, including the highest-ever cargo load the airline has carried, reports London's Air Cargo News.
Twenty-seven of the flights were operated in coordination with Ministry of Health with a total volume of over 386,000 kilogrammes carried.
Forty-two cargo flights flew more than a million kilogrammes of food, commodities and medical equipment to Oman, in coordination with several governmental and private-sector clients.
Three of the flights, from Shenzhen to the Yemeni capital Salalah, delivered medical supplies for the UN.
One flight, an Airbus A330 from Bangalore, India, to Muscat, delivered 49,593 kilogrammes of fruit, vegetables and other perishable food to the Sultanate, which is the heaviest cargo delivery Oman Air has transported in one flight.
The airline delivered cargo from nine cities in India, Pakistan, China, Iran, Malaysia and UAE, for the Royal Oman Police, Ministry of Travel and Tourism, and several commercial customers.
Also, in the course of operating 25 flights to repatriate passengers to and from the Sultanate, Oman Air has brought over 248,000 kilogrammes of food and supplies to Muscat using the planes' cargo capacity.