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Emirates comes to aid of flood-stricken Pakistan

[ September 2, 2022   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo has set up an airbridge between Dubai and Pakistan to offer cargo capacity free of charge on flights to transport relief in the wake of the devastating floods.

Cargo capacity on all Emirates’ passenger flights to Pakistan will be available to organisations based at International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai to transport critical equipment and supplies, food and other emergency relief goods directly to the airports at Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Sialkot.

Emirates group chairman and chief executive HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “Emirates is deeply connected and committed to Pakistan. From our very first flight in 1985 to Karachi until today, we’ve steadily grown the mutually beneficial air links that facilitate business, tourism and trade between the UAE and Pakistan. HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, have directed urgent aid to Pakistan, mobilising people and businesses across the UAE, and Emirates is ready to play our part.”

Emirates operates 53 scheduled passenger flights per week to Pakistan, where recent heavy rainfall has caused catastrophic flash flooding across the country, tragically leaving over 1,100 people dead and millions homeless.

Any humanitarian organisation at IHC wishing to utilise the free cargo capacity to transport humanitarian relief from Dubai to Pakistan may contact Emirates SkyCargo’s centralized crisis relief desk on and