Oman Air receives first B737-800BCF

Oman Air has taken delivery of its first freighter, a Boeing 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF).

The freighter will complement capacity on passenger aircraft with the airline seeing cargo volumes growing 42% in the first half of the year due to its growing fleet.

The B737-800BCF can carry up to 23.9 tonnes of cargo at a range of 3,750 kilometres with up to 20% lower fuel use and CO2 emissions per tonne than previous generation freighters.

Oman Air says, “The freighter will contribute to the growth of the air cargo logistics sector in Oman and beyond, will be based at our strategically located Muscat hub and will enhance our ability to connect East and West.”

Kate Schaefer, Vice President of Boeing Commercial Modifications, adds, “The 737-800BCF brings the right payload and range to complement Oman Air's passenger fleet with dedicated cargo capacity.”