SkyCargo to launch Washington belly service
Emirates SkyCargo will launch a new service between Dubai and Washington Dulles International Airport, the seventh US airport the UAE-based cargo carrier will serve.
July 15, 2012
Emirates SkyCargo will launch a new service between Dubai and Washington Dulles International Airport, the seventh US airport the UAE-based cargo carrier will serve. The Washington service will kick off on 12 September utilising the bellyhold capacity of a B777-300 ER passenger aircraft. Earlier this year the cargo division of Emirates started operating to Dallas-Fort Worth and Seattle, in addition to its existing services to New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ram Menen, Emirates’ senior divisional vice president of cargo, said Emirates now offers the fastest trade link between Washington and the Middle East. “Our Dubai hub is strategically located within eight hours of two-thirds of the world’s population and can connect US businesses to both established trading points in the Far East, as well as emerging markets in the Indian subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East,” he said. Trade between the US and the UAE increased 43 per cent last year to a record US$18.3 billion as the Middle East state became the US’ 19th-largest export destination, according to the US Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division. The UAE’s exports to the US soared to $2.4 billion last year, an increase of 113 per cent from 2010.