By Andy Sambidge
Guif-based carrier also says passenger numbers are up 19% in first five months of year
Oman Air said on Monday the first five months of 2012 has been the most successful in its history.
The airline said net passenger revenue grew by 28 percent compared to the same period last year. Passenger numbers also grew by 19 percent, the carrier said in a statement.
Oman Air's cargo revenue increased by 47 percent for the January to May period while cargo tonnage increased by 33 percent.
Wayne Pearce, Oman Air's CEO, said: "I am very pleased to say that Oman Air has 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.
"These excellent figures build further on the year-on-year increases we have achieved over the last two years and confirm Oman Air's continued ascent as a world-class international airline."
The scene for continued growth has already been set with the announcement of a new service, from September 1 between Muscat and Tehran and the anticipated delivery of two new Embraer E175 regional jets in Q3 and Q4 of this year.
In addition, six new Boeing 737s are on order, with two being delivered in 2014 and four in 2015. Six new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will also be delivered from 2015.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.