Emirates SkyCargo expands capacity with new freighter

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2022 18:30

A Boeing 777F of Emirates SkyCargo. — Photo courtesy of Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo has received delivery of a new Boeing 777F this weekend, bringing its dedicated 777 freighter fleet to 11 aircraft.

From Boeing's Paine Field in Seattle, A6-EFT headed to Hong Kong to pick up its first load before touching down on Saturday morning at its new home, Dubai World Central, with a full load of freight consisting of electronics, consumer goods and general cargo.

"Our newest freighter adds welcome capacity to our operations, running at full steam throughout the pandemic to serve our customers and keep global supply chains moving. We are scheduled to receive delivery of a second 777F in June. And in 2023, we will begin a programme to convert four passenger 777 aircraft into freighters, and all of the converted aircraft will be re-delivered by the end of 2024," said Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo.

"These investments reflect our commitment to serving our customers with the best possible assets and enabling the movement of vital goods and trade flows through Dubai. Emirates SkyCargo will continue its journey as one of the world's largest and best air cargo airlines by investing in our fleet, global network, technology, and world-class logistics infrastructure at our Dubai hub."

Emirates SkyCargo currently operates scheduled freighter services to 11 destinations. It also offers shippers cargo belly-hold space in Emirates' passenger fleet of over 200 wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380s aircraft, which serve over 130 destinations on six continents. Last year, Emirates SkyCargo flew over 2.1 million tonnes of cargo.

Emirates SkyCargo made its entry into Viet Nam in October 2005, setting up its offline presence first in HCM City and Ha Noi.

Currently, the air cargo carrier operates 10 scheduled flights per week to Ha Noi and six flights per week to HCM City and charter flights to support the export needs of the market. — VNS

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