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Emirates expands cargo connectivity to 100 destinations

Some of the new cities added to the air cargo carrier’s network including Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Moscow and Rome

Update : 06 Jul 2020, 04:40 PM

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, will be operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020.

Some of the new cities added to the air cargo carrier’s network including Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Los Angeles, Moscow and Rome, says a press release.

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, the release adds.

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 outsized 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, the release added.

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.

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