Oman Air appoints Cargologic as handling agent at Zurich Airport

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Oman Air has appointed Cargologic as its cargo handling agents for the carrier’s five times a week Muscat International Airport to Zurich Airport service from 1 October 2015.

Cargologic will be handling about five tonnes per inbound and outbound Airbus A330 flight, meaning it will handle around 200 tonnes a month.

Cargologic managing director, Marco Gredig says: “Via its hub in Muscat, the airline services a network that is of interest to Swiss freight clients who would like to send cargo to destination in the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia.”

This is the second contract Oman Air has signed this month, on 3 September it was announced Swissport would handle its cargo at Heathrow Airport, and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Munich Airport and Frankfurt Airport from 1 November.

In April Oman Air signed a cooperation with Cargolux to allow the Luxembourg carrier to use Oman Air’s Muscat hub to connect it with India. On 11 August the carriers announced increased services to Chennai (India).

In January Cargologic signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swiss World Cargo and SATS to form a quality alliance for temperature controlled transport. The MoU was signed by Gredig, Swiss chief cargo officer, Oliver Evans and SATS chief executive officer and president, Alex Hungate. In April, Cargologic opened a cold storage facility at Zurich Airport to be primarily used by Swiss World Cargo for pharmaceutical and perishable cargo.