Oman Air Cargo has received delivery of its first dedicated cargo aircraft, a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF). The fuel-efficient aircraft boasts up to 20 percent lower fuel use and CO2 emissions per tonne compared to the previous generation of standard-body freighters, and will support the airline’s growing customer base with the ability to carry up to 23.9 tonnes of freight at a range of 3,750 km.
The delivery marks a significant milestone for Oman Air as it continues to pursue its ambitious cargo growth strategy and support the development of Oman’s air cargo logistics sector. At the end of the first half of 2023, the airline reported a 42 percent increase in cargo volumes, compared to the same period in 2022, driven primarily by capacity expansion across its passenger airplane fleet. With its latest addition, Oman Air is well-positioned to further capitalise on Muscat’s strategic location connecting East and West, while ensuring the seamless movement of cargo through its state-of-the-art hub at Muscat International Airport.
Established in 2009, Oman Air Cargo has fast become a leading air cargo carrier in the Middle East. Having earned a worldwide reputation for high-standard products and world-class customer service, it offers its customers bespoke solutions to meet their freight transportation needs, including special commodities such as pharma, fresh produce, valuables and dangerous goods, with express connections through its state-of-the-art hub in Muscat.