Oman Air handled 159,618 tonnes of cargo in 2016, a year-on-year growth of 14.9%, according to the airline’s annual report.
The airline’s overall revenue for the year was OMR472 million (US$1.23 billion), a year-on-year increase of 1%.
New routes in 2016 included Dhaka, Goa, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Manchester, Manila, Mashhad, Najaf and Singapore.
“2016 was a year of both change and consolidation for Oman Air,” said Darwish Bin Ismail Al Balushi, chairman of the board of directors. “Oman Air has continued its ambitious programme of expansion in 2016 with the introduction of four brand new Boeing 737-800s joining the Oman Air fleet. The carrier has operated 737s for many years and the aircraft provide the backbone of the airline’s long- and medium-haul fleet.”
The airline’s fleet now consists of four Airbus A330-200s, six A330-300s, one 737-700, 23 737-800s, five 737-900s, four 787-8s and four Embraer 175s. More 737-800s and new 787-9s are expected to join the fleet on 2017.