Cargolux and Oman Air extend partnership with Mumbai flights

Cargolux and Oman Air are expanding their partnership with the addition of two weekly flights to Mumbai.
The first service heads from Luxembourg to Bahrain before connecting with Mumbai, while the second flight goes from Luxembourg to Kuwait and then Muscat before heading to Mumbai.
Oman Air chief operating officer Abdulrahman Al Busaidy said: “Our product advantages include the carriage of project cargo, livestock, cargo aircraft-only freight, odd size cargo, vehicles and aircraft engines.
“And, importantly, the new service will make an even greater contribution to the development of Oman as a global cargo hub.”
Cargolux executive vice president sales & marketing Niek van der Weide added: “With India’s growing importance as a manufacturing nation, we see a lot of future potential and possibilities for both our companies.”
The two carriers launched their partnership in April last year, which provided Cargolux with access to the Middle East airline’s facilities in Muscat, Salalah and Sohar. Later, the two partners added flights to Chennai.
The last few weeks have seen a lot of activity around India’s air cargo market as the country’s economy continues to grow while others flounder and logistics and transport firms look to capitalise on the development.
Earlier this week, Quikjet launched a scheduled freighter service in the country.

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