Emirates SkyCargo expands African network
Emirates SkyCargo has boosted its operations on the booming Africa trade routes.
February 15, 2012
Emirates SkyCargo has boosted its operations on the booming Africa trade routes. With the launch of five flights a week to Lusaka and Harare on 1 February, the Middle East carrier’s weekly cargo capacity into and out of the continent will be more than 6,000 tonnes.
The addition of flights to the capitals of Zambia and Zimbabwe comes less than three months after the launch of a dedicated weekly freighter to Accra and Lome, and means Emirates SkyCargo now has a total annual capacity of more than 300,000 tonnes into and out of Africa.
The two new gateways mean Emirates SkyCargo can connect businesses in 22 countries across Africa to its network of more than 100 destinations, while also providing increased opportunities for key trading partners such as China and Japan.
“While many regions are experiencing challenging economic conditions, Africa is one of the few areas to record growth and the long-term outlook is very positive,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ divisional senior VP Cargo. “We expect demand to be strong for a variety of commodities going into and out of Lusaka and Harare and have no doubt the two destinations will be a strong addition to our African network.”