INDIA & MIDDLE EAST: Oman Air unveils pan-GCC trucking service

Oman Air cargo has unveiled its pan-Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) country bonded truck service connecting Muscat with Salalah and other countries in the regional grouping, which will be operational from 1 June 2011. Abulrazaq J Alraisi, chief commercial officer of the airline, said the cargo division will initially operate two-way truck service between Salalah-Dubai, Salalah-Muscat […]


Oman Air cargo has unveiled its pan-Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) country bonded truck service connecting Muscat with Salalah and other countries in the regional grouping, which will be operational from 1 June 2011. Abulrazaq J Alraisi, chief commercial officer of the airline, said the cargo division will initially operate two-way truck service between Salalah-Dubai, Salalah-Muscat and Muscat-Dubai. “We are using eight trucks initially, which will ease cargo traffic and provide more connectivity to the customers,” he said. The customs bonded trucking services will be operated by Oman Air’s business partner Able Logistics Group. Going forward the Muscat-based carrier plans to link its cargo hubs in Muscat and Salalah to all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, including: United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports), Saudi Arabia (King Fahad Abdul Aziz Ad- Dammam, King Khalid Riyadh and King Abdul Aziz Jeddah airports), Kuwait (Kuwait International Airport), Bahrain (Bahrain International Airport) and Qatar (Doha International Airport). Ultimately the carrier aims to expand it across the entire Middle East region.