Duggan joins Oman Air as head of cargo

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Muscat-based Oman Air has appointed Mike Duggan as head of cargo as it looks to grow its air cargo business following the delivery of its first freighter in December.

After starting his career in aviation sales, Duggan clocked up 20 years in air cargo business development, working in over 10 different companies all over the world.

According to Duggan’s LinkedIn profile, he began working in his new role last month. Prior to taking up the head of cargo role he was for four years self-employed as principal of London-headquartered Maeshe Aviation Services, where he focused on business development and project consultancy in the airline, aviation, airfreight, logistics and supply chain sectors. He also ran this same business for a year and a half in 2017-18.

Before his latest stint as an entrepreneur, he was director of international cargo business development at Part 121 US carrier Eastern Airlines. Here, Duggan was responsible for optimising and growing cargo sales related to belly capacity and managing GSA and GHA relationships for existing and new routes within South America, China and Europe.

He was also also responsible for freighter aircraft business development. This included sourcing conversion aircraft candidates; studying new aircraft types and existing conversion programmes; developing and negotiating new project flying with express operators and e-commerce businesses in the US, Europe & South East Asia; and route studies and start-up for scheduled operation of freighter aircraft on major trade lanes.

Other previous roles have included senior vice president, global airfreight at TVS-Asianics Supply Chain Solutions and director cargo charters and strategic partnerships at Saudia Cargo.

In December 2023, Oman Air began its first ever freighter service between its home hub of Muscat International Airport and GMR Hyderabad International Airport in India, using its first cargo aircraft, a 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) that was delivered in November 2023.

Oman Air launches first freighter service

Oman Air takes delivery of first 737-800BCF

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]