Oman Aviation Services (OAS) chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Khalfan Al Shueili has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
Al Shueili has headed up OAS, based at Muscat Airport, Oman, for the last 15 months. He previously spent more than seven years leading readiness operations for the Oman Airports Management Company during a period of expansion.
Air cargo in the Sultanate of Oman has seen significant growth during the period from 2013 to 2018, during which volumes almost doubled.
“TIACA brings together all sectors of the cargo supply chain and the addition of OAS means we now have more airport and ground handling expertise as part of our Board from this important growing region,” said TIACA chairman and Jan de Rijk Logistics CEO, Sebastiaan Scholte.
“We look forward to working together as we look to develop the seminar programme for our Executive Summit.”
OAS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TIACA in January, pledging to work together with the association to promote air cargo growth in the Middle East.
“This step will allow us to explore new horizons of regional and global partnership, as TIACA is considered to be a very comprehensive umbrella of international cargo companies,” said Al Shueili.
“This is in line with the outlook and vision for the future development of the air cargo sector in the Sultanate of Oman, which is flourishing in terms of new facilities and volume growth.”
TIACA will host its Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Budapest, Hungary from 19-21 November.
Host Budapest Airport will stage an opening ceremony for its new dedicated freight centre, called BUD Cargo City, during the event, inviting delegates, customers, and suppliers to tour the facility, followed by a Gala Dinner at its historic Terminal One building. TIACA’s Hall of Fame winner will be announced during the dinner.