Oman Air and Cargolux extend Indian freighter network to Mumbai

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Oman Air and Cargolux have announced plans to introduce a new destination in India with two flights per week to Mumbai from 8th March 2016. The move is in line with a Joint Venture agreement signed by the two airlines in April of last year and follows the launch of joint cargo flights to Chennai, India.

Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, Chief Operating Officer of Oman Air, said, “We are pleased to announce that Oman Air and Cargolux will offer a new twice-weekly cargo service between Luxembourg and Mumbai, starting from 8th March. The new service builds on the success of the second frequency to Chennai that we launched together in August last year. The new service will enable us to further strengthen our presence within the Indian market.” Al Busaidy added, “Our product advantages include the carriage of project cargo, livestock, cargo aircraft-only freight, odd size cargo, vehicles and aircraft engines.”

According to the announcement, Oman offers an attractive geographical location with established airports, increased cargo handling facilities and newly constructed sea-ports. The agreement provides Cargolux with access to the belly capacity of Oman Air’s passenger fleet, which operates to 11 destinations in India, as well as to destinations in East Africa.

Source: Oman Air and Cargolux