Cargolux, in partnership with Oman Air, has launched a second weekly freighter flight to Chennai, starting August 11, 2015. The addition of Chennai to the Oman Air Cargolux network is the cooperation’s latest step in expanding its air freight services from Oman to India.

The partnership between Oman Air and Cargolux was inked in April 2015. The cooperation was established to enable Oman Air and Cargolux to jointly access new freighter destinations and contribute to the development of Oman’s logistics hub.

It will allow Cargolux to utilise Oman Air’s experience of flying to a range of global destinations, including 11 destinations in India. In addition, it enables Oman Air to further expand its cargo operation and build on the range of initiatives the airline has introduced over recent years.

Oman Air and Cargolux are to now operate two full freighter flights from Chennai to Muscat. Mafoodh Al Harthy, Chief Office Sales at Oman Air noted in a statement that the new service would enable the airline to strengthen its presence within the Indian market by accessing the industrial belts of South India.

"We look forward to seeing our new services to Chennai rapidly become a cornerstone for the transportation of cargo between India, the Middle East and Europe," he added.

It is anticipated that the partnership would build on the newly launched services by expanding its air freight services from Oman to destinations in China, Europe, Africa and the United States.

Niek van der Weide, EVP Sales and Marketing, Cargolux Airlines, added that India is an important market for Cargolux. "We will look at further expansion soon with planned addition of Mumbai as another destination," he said.

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