Cargolux and Oman Air Extend Indian Freighter Network to Mumbai - Global Trade Magazine
  March 17th, 2016 | Written by

Cargolux and Oman Air Extend Indian Freighter Network to Mumbai

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  • Oman air COO: New service to India contributes to Oman’s position as a global cargo hub.
  • Oman Air carries project cargo, livestock, odd size cargo, vehicles, and aircraft engines.
  • Oman’s geographical location and infrastructure are attracting cargo between India, the Middle East and Europe.

As a result of the successful cooperation between Cargolux and Oman Air for cargo flights to Chennai, India, and in the frame of the cooperation agreement signed last year, Cargolux and Oman Air introduced an additional destination in India with two weekly flights to Mumbai, beginning on March 8, 2016.

Flight CV6102 leaves Luxembourg on Tuesdays at 12.25 p.m. and is routed via Bahrain where it arrives at 8.05 p.m. Leaving Bahrain at 10.05 p.m., the flight’s arrival in Mumbai is scheduled for 4.05 a.m. on Wednesdays. The return flight, CV6113 leaves Mumbai on Wednesday mornings at 06.05 a.m. and arrived in Muscat at 07.00 a.m. before continuing to Luxembourg where it arrives at 12.40 p.m.

The second service, CV6105 leaves Luxembourg on Fridays at 02.15 p.m. and is routed via Kuwait where it arrives at 10 p.m. Leaving at 11.30 p.m., It arrives in Mumbai on Saturday mornings at 05.40 a.m. and goes on to Muscat at 8 a.m. as CV6116. Arrival in Muscat is set for 08.55 and the flight arrives back in Luxembourg on Saturdays at 14.35 p.m.

With these flights, Cargolux and Oman Air underline their leading role as providers of high-quality air cargo service into India. They offer fast and reliable connections to an ever-growing market that has witnessed increasing demand for import and export cargo capacity.

“The new service will make a great contribution to the development of Oman as a global cargo hub,” says Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, chief operating officer of Oman Air. “Our product advantages include the carriage of project cargo, livestock, cargo aircraft-only freight, odd size cargo, vehicles, and aircraft engines. The Sultanate’s geographical location and infrastructure, together with the partnership between Oman Air and Cargolux, ensure that it is rapidly becoming the first choice for transportation of cargo between India, the Middle East and Europe.”

“We are happy to see our successful cooperation extend further,” adds Niek van der Weide, Cargolux executive vice president for sales and marketing. “Customers in Europe, as well as in Oman, have welcomed our service to India and can now enjoy our proven reliability and dedication to excellence in an even wider market. With India’s growing importance as a manufacturing nation, we see a lot of future potential and possibilities for both our companies.”

The agreement between the two airlines provides Cargolux 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. This gives the Luxembourg airline opportunities to feed consolidated freight to Oman from a number of larger markets. In addition, it enables both carriers to further expand their common cargo operation and build on the range of cargo initiatives and innovations both have introduced over recent years.

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