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Emirates adds second Dubai flight

[ January 10, 2012   //   ]

Emirates will add an extra 13 tonnes of cargo capacity a day to its Glasgow-Dubai service with the introduction a second Airbus A340-300 aircraft – a 59% increase on existing volumes.

Emirates’ vice president UK and Ireland, Laurie Berryman, said: “Our Glasgow route has been a real success story, and we are extremely confident that there is the demand for additional services flying east to Dubai and onward to our global network of over 115 destinations. The service brings real benefits to Scotland’s economy and its international competitiveness.”

The main commodities being shipped include Scottish produce such as whisky, smoked salmon and oysters, as well as oil-well equipment, helicopter and aircraft parts, and medical equipment. There has also been an increase in demand for transporting live animals, particularly pets such as cats and dogs moving to Australia via Dubai.

Since it started in 2004, Emirates’ Glasgow service has carried over 46 million kilos of cargo to and from the Middle East and beyond.