Muscat International Airport achieved a new milestone after it was awarded both the ‘CEIV Pharma’ and ‘CEIV Fresh’ certifications from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for excellence in handling of both pharmaceuticals and perishables, according to a statement.
These come as recognition of the efforts undertaken by Oman Airports as an umbrella organisation to mitigate the challenges faced by the aviation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Muscat International Airport is the first airport in the world to receive both awards simultaneously working as a broad cargo community including Oman Air, Transom SATS, Transom Handling, and Swissport, alongside the airport team.
“This latest achievement by Muscat International Airport demonstrates the commitment of the management of Oman Airports to support the development of the air cargo network and capitalising on the strategic location of Oman in particular as a cargo hub, not only for import and export to serve the Omani economy, but also as a regional transfer hub linking the Middle East region, Africa, Asia and Europe,” said Sheikh Samer bin Ahmed al Nabhani, commercial chief officer at Oman Airports.
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