Emirates SkyCargo has welcomed the arrival of its newest B777 Freighter, bringing the total number of freighters in its fleet to 15, including two B747-400Fs and 13 B777Fs.
Emirates’ newest B777F, which left the Boeing Manufacturing Facility in Everett, Washington, in September, flew its first mission to Hong Kong. The Asian metropolis is one of the most popular in the Emirates Sky Cargo network, in addition to airports in Frankfurt, Shanghai, Chicago and Zaragoza. Since being introduced to the SkyCargo fleet in 2009, the airline’s 13 B777Fs have logged an impressive 30,250 flights totalling more than 175,000 hours.
“The Boeing 777F is the backbone of the Emirates SkyCargo fleet,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior VP, cargo. “It has an impressive range and payload capability, and is efficient to operate. The aircraft allows us to transport goods from remote destinations in the SkyCargo network such as Bangui, Port Au Prince and Nadi to customers in major urban centres such as London, Amsterdam and New York City.”
“Emirates SkyCargo continues to lead the industry with a modern and growing fleet, an unmatched route network and automated facilities that streamline the transport of goods around the world,” he added. Its dedicated freighter fleet complements bellyhold capacity in an additional 224 Emirates passenger aircraft, offering flexibility and the capability to carry more cargo to more places around the globe. Combined, Emirates SkyCargo now serves customers in more than 147 destinations across six continents.