Emirates SkyCargo has expanded its network to cover 100 destinations across six continents.
The carrier said it enhanced its network in response to the growing economic activity and demand following disruption caused by Covid-19 .
New destinations include Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow (SVO), Phnom Penh, Rome, Santiago, Sialkot and Tunis.
Emirates SkyCargo’s network expansion is in response to the growing economic activity and demand for air cargo capacity from markets across the world along with Emirates’ increased passenger flight operations. By offering multiple daily or weekly cargo flight frequencies to major production and consumer markets, the carrier is helping facilitate supplies of goods required for combating the current pandemic as well as machinery and equipment required for manufacturing and several key economic sectors across global trade lanes.
In addition to scheduled services, Emirates SkyCargo also operates a number of special charter flights every week to transport a range of commodities from Personal Protective Supplies (PPE) and pharmaceuticals to food and out sized machinery and components.
The freight division of Emirates offers an innovative range of cargo capacity options for businesses and exporters on its modern, wide-body aircraft fleet. In addition to loading of cargo in the belly hold, Emirates SkyCargo has introduced loading of select cargo on the passenger seats and in the overhead bins of the passenger cabin of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Recently the carrier also modified 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from its fleet by removing seats from the Economy Class in the passenger cabin to make room for additional cargo. Emirates SkyCargo also operates 11 Boeing 777 F full freighters currently deployed to over 30 destinations every week.
“There was insufficient capacity to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly-hold cargo operations on passenger aircraft, pointed out IATA.
In addition to its scheduled services, SkyCargo also operates weekly special charter flights which transport a variety of commodities ranging from personal protective supplies (PPE) and pharmaceuticals, to foodstuffs, out sized machinery and components.
Source: aircargonews.net, gulfnews.com, aircargoeye.com, eglobaltravelmedia.com.au, gulfbusiness.com, aviation24.be, logisticsinsider.in.