MIDDLE EAST: Emirates SkyCargo races F1 cars to Abu Dhabi

Emirates SkyCargo was entrusted to transport the F1 race cars from São Paulo’s Viracopos Campinas International, where they raced in the Brazilian Grand Prix, to Abu Dhabi International Airport for the UAE’s first F1 race, and the last of the season. Emirates SkyCargo deployed two of its Boeing 747 freighters to transport the multi-million dollar […]


Emirates SkyCargo was entrusted to transport the F1 race cars from São Paulo’s Viracopos Campinas International, where they raced in the Brazilian Grand Prix, to Abu Dhabi International Airport for the UAE’s first F1 race, and the last of the season.

Emirates SkyCargo deployed two of its Boeing 747 freighters to transport the multi-million dollar cargo. In all 210,000 kg comprising racing and safety cars, spare parts and related equipment were shipped between the race courses.

“We are honored to be a part of this major motor sporting event,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates senior vice president Cargo – Freighters. “Transporting such high-value cargo demands special handling throughout the whole process – from on-ground handling to loading them into the freighter, and also during the flight.”