Oman Air Cargo digitalizes communications with CHAMP

Oman Air Cargo is the latest carrier to jump onboard the digitalization train by offering its customers electronic access to its capacity via Traxon cargoHUB, a digital messaging platform for carriers and forwarders from U.S.-based IT firm CHAMP. The platform is compatible with IATA’s electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative, called e-Freight, which aims to replace […]

Oman airfreight processing goes digital

The industry’s war on paper-based air waybills (AWBs) just opened a new front in the Middle East. As of April 15, the use of paper documentation will be discontinued for airfreight arriving in any of Oman’s airport outlets. According to a report in the Times of Oman, documentation will now be required to go through […]

Oman Air launches ERP system through SmartKargo

Oman Air Cargo implemented its new cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system through its IT provider, SmartKargo. SmartKargo’s ERP system allows web access for the carrier’s agents and employees, and digitalizes key airfreight processes, including e-airway bills and associated documents in an “e-pouch.” “We can now provide easy, secure access via integration with any business […]

Details emerge on new SATS, Oman Air joint venture

Muscat-based Oman Air has agreed to transfer its cargo operations into a new joint venture with SATS Investments Ptd Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based SATS Ltd., and let SATS assume its cargo handling duties at Muscat International Airport under the heading of the newly formed company, Oman SATS Cargo LLC. As part of the […]

Oman Air chooses SmartKargo for IT services

Soon after announcing an expansion of its route-sharing agreement with Cargolux, Muscat-based Oman Air has signed on with SmartKargo, providers of cloud-based IT software, for management of the carrier’s sales and operations. The contract is scheduled to begin in June, SmartKargo said. Mahfood Al Harthy, chief officer of sales for Oman Air, said the carrier’s […]

Cargolux, Oman Air extend service to Mumbai

Nearly a year after forming a cooperation agreement to launch freighter service between Luxembourg and Chennai, India, Oman Air and all-cargo carrier Cargolux are expanding their partnership with twice-weekly service to Mumbai, beginning March 8. Under the new agreement, the first weekly 747 service, operated by Cargolux, will use a Luxembourg-Bahrain-Mumbai-Muscat-Luxembourg route, leaving on Tuesdays. […]

Oman Air, Cargolux add second flight to Chennai

As demand for airfreight in India continues to expand, Oman Air and Cargolux, which have a cooperative agreement, have added a second freighter flight between Chennai, India, and Muscat, Oman. The cooperation was originally set up so the two carriers could access new freighter destinations, while contributing to the growth of Oman’s logistics hub. The […]

Oman Air and Cargolux form partnership

Cargolux Airlines will begin full freighter service from Luxembourg to India by way of Oman, beginning April 15. Oman Air and Cargolux signed a letter of intent March 9, with a formal signing to take place April 16 when the first Cargolux freighter arrives in Muscat, Oman. The agreement enables Cargolux to use Oman Air’s […]

News Briefs: Sky Dragon rises, Air China in Frankfurt, Myanmar logistics

Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros), a lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft manufacturer, announced that it has begun production for its newest airship, the 40E Sky Dragon, with a one-tonne payload capacity. From its Montebello, Calif., headquarters, Aeros created the FAA-licensed 40E model after extensive testing of the 40D prototype airship that has been in operation since 2007. Other enhancements […]