New cargo handling facility for Muscat Int'l Airport

Announcement expected in the first quarter of 2015.
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National carrier Oman Air is set to tie-up with Singapore airport authority to form a state-of-the-art cargo handling facility at Muscat International Airport.

Paul Gregorowitsch, chief executive officer of Oman Air, told Times of Oman that the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs Darwish bin Ismail Al Balushi, who is also chairman of Oman Air, had mentioned that Oman Air was looking for restructuring with the creation of a holding company and placing specific businesses at arm's length to focus more on the core activity of flying passengers and cargo.

The cargo handling business will be wholly owned by Oman Air.

Gregorowitsch added that Muscat airport aims to attract more cargo business and working with large European cargo airlines, which are expected to route their freight carriers via Muscat hub on the traffic routes between Eastern Africa, Europe and the United States.

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