Daily Dubai-Rio for Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo has increased its South American operation to meet what it says is the growing demand for air freight between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the carrier’s global network.


Daily Dubai-Rio for Emirates SkyCargo


Emirates SkyCargo has increased its South American operation to meet what it says is the growing demand for air freight between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the carrier’s global network. Following the launch of a daily passenger service from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires on 3 January, Emirates SkyCargo is now able to connect three points in South America with trade opportunities to more than 100 destinations.

In addition to the belly-hold capacity of the 14 weekly passenger flights between Dubai and Rio de Janeiro- Buenos Aires, it also offers cargo space on the 14 passenger flights it operates each week between Dubai and South America’s largest city, Sao Paulo. The capacity on these two routes – both served by Boeing 777-300ERs – is bolstered further by Emirates SkyCargo’s dedicated freighter service to Sao Paulo three times a week, which provides an additional capacity of 620 tonnes on B777Fs.

“Emirates’ new direct flight will not only boost trade ties with the UAE, but also with South America’s main partners in the Far East, such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, and numerous points throughout Europe,” said Robert Siegel, manager Cargo Commercial – Europe & Americas.