South America driving SkyCargo growth

Following years of unstable growth as a result of the global crisis, Emirates SkyCargo is back at “a good moment” in 2013, the senior vice president for cargo revenue optimisation and systems, Pradeep Kumar, said recently, noting that South American operations were up approximately 45 per cent.


South America driving SkyCargo growth


Following years of unstable growth as a result of the global crisis, Emirates SkyCargo is back at “a good moment” in 2013, the senior vice president for cargo revenue optimisation and systems, Pradeep Kumar, said recently, noting that South American operations were up approximately 45 per cent. The carrier flies to Brazil’s Viracopos Airport, in the city of Campinas and a new flight was added in late 2012, increasing flight frequency to four a week. Kumar said SkyCargo should keep growing in South America this year, driven first and foremost by its Brazilian operations. “This year, due to the World Cup, we believe there will be stronger demand for infrastructure equipment,” he said.

The Brazilian service includes stops in Dakar, Senegal and Frankfurt, Germany, before arriving in Dubai. Once a week there is a flight between Viracopos and Quito, Ecuador, with a layover in Amsterdam, Netherlands, before proceeding onto Dubai. In addition to B777F model cargo aircraft, the airline uses the cargo compartments of jets leaving daily from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, and Buenos Aires, in Argentina.