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Emirates resumes six-continents service

[ May 5, 2020   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo has recommenced weekly dedicated scheduled cargo flights to 67 destinations on six continents, including 11 in the Middle East, seven in Africa, 22 in Asia, six in Australasia, 15 in Europe and six cities in the Americas.

Most are served by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft with a cargo capacity of around 40 tonnes and 24 cities are served by the Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft which can uplift 100 tonnes per flight.

Divisional senior vice president, cargo, said Nabil Sultan, said Emirates was acting “as a global conveyor belt for essential supplies including protective equipment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food and has transported more than 375,000 tonnes of cargo since January 2020.

He added: “Over the last six to eight weeks, we have had to work innovatively and around the clock to move essential cargo to destinations where they were most needed. We started with just about a dozen cities served by our Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters at the end of March but within the space of a month we have scaled our operations to a point where we now have more than 65 destinations as part of our network and about 85 daily cargo flights.”

In addition to medical supplies, Emirates SkyCargo is working closely with governments to help boost local economies by providing businesses with export capacity on its flights. For example, it is transporting fresh produce and other key exports from Australia and New Zealand to global markets while at the same time ensuring that key supplies including equipment and medicine could continue to flow inbound.