Emirates SkyCargo recounts “remarkable year”

Emirates SkyCargo, one of the largest air cargo operators globally, said it has achieved another successful year and major milestones in 2013.


Emirates SkyCargo recounts “remarkable year”


Emirates SkyCargo, one of the largest air cargo operators globally, said it has achieved another successful year and major milestones in 2013. During the past year SkyCargo expanded its network and range of destination options for its customers by launching four new cargo-only destinations which began with Hanoi in Vietnam on 6 February, Chicago in the US on 3 March, Kano in Nigeria on 4 October, and Quito in Ecuador on 3 December. It also began services to Warsaw, Algiers, Haneda, Stockholm Clark, Conakry, Sialkot and Kabul – with the launch of passenger services offering belly-hold capacity to these eight destinations.

To support its network growth, SkyCargo expanded its fleet during 2013 by adding three new B777 Freighter aircraft. It now operates 12 freighters, 10 B777Fs and two B747-400ERFs which currently serve 43 destinations around the world. In March 2013, the freight division of Emirates strengthened its Cool Chain Premium Service with the appointment of an additional cool chain solutions provider, CSafe. In 2013, SkyCargo carried more than 4,000 tonnes of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare products through its Cool Chain Premium Service.

With the Emirates and Qantas partnership that began in March 2013, SkyCargo and Qantas Freight cooperated on cargo capacity on each other’s passenger services offering cargo capacity to a combined total of over 200 ports across six continents.