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Emirates SkyCargo scales up operations for transport of essential commodities

Posted 16 April 2020 · Add Comment

Emirates SkyCargo has rapidly scaled up its cargo services to connect an increasing number of global destinations.

 

The air cargo carrier currently operates flights to 51 destinations globally, out of which 19 cities are served by the Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft offering up to 100 tonnes of capacity per flight and 38 destinations are served by dedicated cargo flights on Emirates' Boeing 777 passenger aircraft offering up to 50 tonnes belly capacity. (For a full list of destination and schedules, visit the Emirates SkyCargo website)

 

London Heathrow airport is served by both Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters and Boeing 777 freighters and is currently receiving four passenger freighter and two full freighter flights per week, as well as adhoc charter flights. As a road feeder location, cargo from London Heathrow is also transported by Emirates’ partner trucks to other UK cities and destinations including London Stansted, Dublin, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow.

 

Last week, Emirates moved 125 tonnes of urgent foodstuffs to Dubai. Also in the last week, Emirates have moved over 75 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and medicines from the UK to the United Arab Emirates, China, Pakistan, Australia and Japan. Flights have also been transporting electronic and e-commerce goods from the UK. On imports, Emirates SkyCargo flights have been transporting essential supplies including fruit and vegetables and on Tuesday 14th April, a special charter flight flew in 100 tons of hand sanitisers and other commodities into London Heathrow.

 

Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Emirates, said: "We have particularly ramped up operations for transporting cargo in the bellyhold of our passenger aircraft in the last two weeks. Emirates SkyCargo has been expanding its network on a daily basis and some of the latest destinations for our cargo flights on passenger aircraft include Bangkok, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Singapore and Taipei. Air cargo remains the fastest means of connecting essential supplies to those that need them and our expanded network allows for increased connectivity across different global origins and destinations."

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