After successful cooperation between Cargolux and Oman Air for cargo flights to Chennai as part of an agreement signed last year, the carriers have added an additional destination in India with two weekly flights to Mumbai, beginning on 8 March 2016.
Flight CV6102 leaves Luxembourg on Tuesdays at 12.25h and is routed via Bahrain where it arrives at 20.05h (all times local times). Leaving Bahrain at 22.05h, the flight’s arrival in Mumbai is scheduled for 04.05h on Wednesdays. The return flight, CV6113 leaves Mumbai on Wednesday mornings at 06.05h and arrived in Muscat at 07.00h before continuing to Luxembourg where it arrives at 12.40h.
The second service, CV6105 leaves Luxembourg on Fridays at 14.15h and is routed via Kuwait where it arrives at 22.00h Leaving at 23.30h, It arrives in Mumbai on Saturday mornings at 05.40h. and goes on to Muscat at 08.00h as CV6116. Arrival in Muscat is set for 08.55h and the flight arrives back in Luxembourg on Saturdays at 14.35h.
With these flights, Cargolux and Oman Air says they are underline their leading role as providers of high-quality air cargo service into India as offer fast and reliable connections to an ever-growing market that has witnessed increasing demand for import and export cargo capacity.
Oman Air chief operating officer, Abdulrahman Al Busaidy says: “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. The Sultanate’s geographical location and superb infrastructure, together with the partnership between Oman Air and Cargolux, ensure that it is rapidly becoming the first choice for transportation of cargo between India, the Middle East and Europe.
Cargolux executive vice president of sales and marketing, Niek van der Weide says: “Customers in Europe, as well as in Oman, have welcomed our service to India and can now enjoy our proven reliability and dedication to excellence in an even wider market. With India’s growing importance as a manufacturing nation, we see a lot of future potential and possibilities for both our companies.
Oman offers an attractive geographical location with established airports, increased cargo handling facilities and newly constructed sea-ports.
The agreement provides Cargolux with access to the belly capacity of Oman Air’s passenger fleet, which operates to 11 destinations in India, as well as to destinations in East Africa. This gives the Luxembourg airline opportunities to feed consolidated freight to Oman from a number of larger markets.
In addition, it enables both carriers to further expand their common cargo operation and build on the range of cargo initiatives and innovations they have introduced over recent years.