SkyCargo boosts Pakistan route with new service
Emirates SkyCargo is expanding its operations in the Indian subcontinent following the recent launch of Emirates services to Sialkot, the airline’s fifth route in Pakistan.
January 20, 2014
Emirates SkyCargo is expanding its operations in the Indian subcontinent following the recent launch of Emirates services to Sialkot, the airline’s fifth route in Pakistan. The Dubai-Sialkot service is operated four times a week by an A330- 200, providing a total weekly belly cargo capacity of up to 68 tonnes per direction, giving a boost to trade opportunities. Supporting the thriving trade between the Indian subcontinent and the rest of the world, Emirates SkyCargo now offers a weekly capacity into and out of the region of 10,900 tonnes.
“With the new service to Sialkot, which is a major manufacturing hub in Pakistan, we are creating a new lane that will give local businesses access to trade opportunities across Emirates SkyCargo global network of more than 130 destinations, particularly in Europe, US, Australia and the Middle East,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior VP, cargo.
With the addition of Sialkot, Emirates will operate 63 flights a week between Dubai and Pakistan offering 1,400 tonnes of cargo to Pakistan, giving a five per cent boost to cargo capacity. “When combined with the efficiency of one of the youngest fleets in the skies, unrivalled ground-handling facilities, and the very latest information technology, Emirates SkyCargo is the ideal partner for Sialkotbased businesses as they look to boost trade,” added Sultan.