(IN SHORT) Oman Air Cargo has taken delivery of its first dedicated cargo aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter (BCF). This fuel-efficient aircraft offers up to 20 percent lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions per tonne compared to previous standard-body freighters. With a cargo capacity of up to 23.9 tonnes and a range of 3,750 km, the new addition supports Oman Air’s cargo growth strategy. The airline reported a 42 percent increase in cargo volumes in the first half of 2023, driven by capacity expansion. Oman Air aims to leverage its strategic location in Muscat, connecting East and West, to facilitate the smooth movement of cargo through its modern hub at Muscat International Air.
(PRESS RELEASE) Muscat, Oman, 2023-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — 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.
Usama Karim Al Haremi
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Source: Oman Air