SkyCargo begins weekly Ouagadougou service

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has bolstered its operations on its African network with the introduction of a weekly freighter service to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou is the 27th African destination to join the Emirates SkyCargo network, further enhancing bilateral trade links already in place between the UAE and Africa.


SkyCargo begins weekly Ouagadougou service


Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has bolstered its operations on its African network with the introduction of a weekly freighter service to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Ouagadougou is the 27th African destination to join the Emirates SkyCargo network, further enhancing bilateral trade links already in place between the UAE and Africa.

“The addition of a dedicated freighter service is a major milestone in Emirates SkyCargo’s growth in Africa, creating more opportunities for importers and exporters across local markets and onto our worldwide network,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior VP, Cargo. Emirates SkyCargo operates a B777 freighter aircraft on the Dubai- Ouagadougou-Dakar-Frankfurt-Dubai route, which is capable of carrying over 100 tonnes of cargo in each direction.

Via its advanced cargo handling and storage facilities at its hub in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo anticipates transporting goods into Burkina Faso such as pharmaceuticals and electronics from cities as far as Mumbai and Guangzhou and bringing local products and commodities such as mangoes and fresh beans from Burkina Faso to cities like Frankfurt and Dubai.

“We offer thousands of tonnes of capacity each week on our routes into Africa and the new scheduled freight service to Ouagadougou will take Emirates SkyCargo’s import capacity to Africa to 3,700 tonnes per week. Our services help facilitate international trade for businesses in the region, as well as global customers doing business in Africa and we remain committed to our African network,” added Sultan.