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Muscat airport to receive first DHL cargo flight on March 1

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Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) and DHL, the international specialists and world’s leading logistics company, has announced the launch of a new cargo flights linking Muscat International Airport with Dubai Airports with the inaugural flight planned for Friday March 1. The Boeing 757-200 aircraft will operate a weekly schedule into Muscat in collaboration with Oman’s national carrier Oman Air.

Malcolm Macbeth, Middle East & Africa VP, DHL Aviation said, “DHL’s long-term vision is to increase the number of weekly frequencies coming to Muscat International Airport where cargo and logistics services are viewed as an opportunity for growth and development. “Receiving the first DHL cargo aircraft is a unique opportunity that will enable Muscat International Airport to attract and receive other cargo and logistics aircraft in the future and boost the level of growth and aircraft movements.”

The Boeing 757-200 aircraft has a cargo capacity of 25 tonnes and links DHL’s Dubai Hub with Oman, allowing greater cargo connectivity into the country. OAMC announced recently the results of passenger, aircraft and cargo traffic for the year 2012, the passenger numbers handled was 7.5mn passenger with an increase of 16 per cent compared to the year 2011, cargo handled was 113,270 tonnes with an increase of 15 per cent compared with the same period in 2011.

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