Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air saw its cargo tonnage rise 33 percent in the first five months of 2012, on top of the 13 percent increase posted last year.
Revenue derived from its cargo activities also soared some 47 percent through May, compared to a full-year increase of 28 percent in 2011.
Further growth is anticipated later this year when the carrier takes delivery of two new Embraer E175 regional and launches a new service between Muscat and Tehran on September 1.
Six new Boeing 737s are also on order, with two due for delivery in 2014 and four in 2015, and six new Boeing 787 Dreamliners are to be delivered starting in 2015.
Wayne Pearce, Oman Air’s chief executive officer, said the carrier had “generated greater revenues, carried more passengers and transported more cargo between January and May 2012 than at any equivalent time in the airline’s history.”
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