Cargolux Add Muscat, Oman to its Network
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Such gateways mark many roads in Muscat
LUXEMBOURG, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced, it will add Muscat as a destination to its network on 29 June 2013.

Cargolux will use the Boeing 747-8 freighters, Muscat becomes the 79th Cargolux destination served with its Boeing 747-8 freighter.

Last year, Oman announced the construction of a new cargo terminal, capable of handling 260,000 metric tonnes annually, with a planned expansion to 500,000 tonnes. The construction, stretched over three phases, includes an increase of warehouse space from 7,000 square meters to 34,000 square meters. The current freight terminal operates at its maximum capacity of 100,000 tonnes.

Domenico Ceci, Cargolux vice president europe, Middle East and Central Asia, said: ‘The direct service to Oman will be launched to meet customer demand on the back of  the country’s economic expansion and diversification and a sustained need for oil and gas equipment and spare parts’, said  ‘Other import commodities on Cargolux’s Muscat flights include perishables, live animals and general cargo’, Ceci added. Cargolux’s 747 freighters are equipped with a cargo nose door that is perfectly suited for the transport of heavy and outsize items and customers can rely on the airline’s 40-plus years of experience in the safe and expert handling of such goods."

Peter Hoslin, senior manager airline marketing Oman Airports Management Company, said: "Oman Airports Management Company, the owner and operator of Muscat International Airport notes that Cargolux will benefit from and contribute to the fast growing Muscat cargo market which has increased more than 70% since 2008. We saw a strong 15% growth in 2012 and expect the positive trend to continue in 2013."