Dubai: “The Bay”
Emirates SkyCargo received its latest Boeing 777F aircraft to increase the capacity of its fleet and meet the explosive growth in demand.
Emirates’ freight bowel is witnessing a significant increase in the load of various goods, including pharmaceuticals and fresh products. In the financial year 2021/2022, the transported tonnage exceeded 2.1 million tonnes, a growth of 15% compared to the previous year, and the share of perishable products reached 260 thousand tonnes, and the transported medicines and valuables had a growth of 17%.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates Senior Vice President of Cargo, said: “The new aircraft will help increase our capacity, improve our ability to deliver vital goods and facilitate global trade. Despite the tough challenges this year, the air freight industry has boomed since the pandemic “Emirates SkyCargo will continue its journey as one of the largest and best air carriers in the world by investing in our fleet, global networks, technology and world-class logistics infrastructure in our hub in Dubai and beyond.”
Most global markets are recording increases in demand, including China. Emirates SkyCargo will operate four additional cargo flights each week to serve China. From this week, the airline will operate six direct flights to Shanghai, two flights to Beijing and four flights to Guangzhou, adding more than 400 tons of cargo capacity to and from China.
Emirates SkyCargo also has plans ready to increase the number of flights to Hanoi and Sydney and operate them directly. Additional flights will also operate to Nairobi, as a point on a multi-station freight line from Dubai World Central to Eldoret International Airport in Kenya. The flight continues to Nairobi before heading north to Maastricht, the Netherlands, to Zaragoza, Spain, before returning 777F to Dubai World Central. At each delivery station, different types of goods are loaded, including flowers, textiles and medicine.
With the arrival of the new A6-EFU cargo ship, Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet number stands at 11 Boeing 777Fs because the A6-EFG was returned to the leasing company last week.
Emirates’ Boeing 777F and Boeing 777 passenger aircraft converted into Mini-Freighter cargo aircraft have flown 950 charter flights over the past 12 months, in addition to regular cargo flights to various destinations. Emirates SkyCargo also provides space for shippers to transport goods on its operational passenger fleet, which includes around 210 Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft.
Emirates SkyCargo offers its customers a range of solutions tailored to their specific requirements. Whether it’s perishable shipments such as food and flowers, medicines that require handling in refrigerators, valuables and electronics, cars and industrial materials, racehorses and pets, packages and couriers or ordinary goods, Emirates’ freight forwarder has experience and capacity with specialized solutions for meet the different needs of senders.
Dubai: “The Bay”