SkyCargo to launch maindeck to Rickenbacke
Emirates SkyCargo has announced that Columbus, Ohio will join its global freighter network with the launch of a weekly service to Rickenbacker International Airport from 27 May 2015 utilising B777 Freighter equipment.
June 1, 2015
Emirates SkyCargo has announced that Columbus, Ohio will join its global freighter network with the launch of a weekly service to Rickenbacker International Airport from 27 May 2015 utilising B777 Freighter equipment. The new freighter service to America’s 15th largest city will become Emirates SkyCargo’s 48th destination in its worldwide freighter network and sixth in the US. The announcement was made on the side lines of the 7th Air Cargo Europe Exhibition and Conference taking place in Munich, Germany, where Emirates SkyCargo is showcasing its products and services.
“Our freighters play a major role in our network strategy, and with the addition of Columbus to our freighter schedule, we will be able to connect businesses in the US mid-west and the rest of our global network through our Dubai hub, thereby improving freight connectivity and creating new opportunities for American companies to reach new markets. Columbus also serves as an ideal alternative point to Chicago where shipments originating or destined to the mid-west can be trucked much more efficiently,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional senior VP Cargo.
“This new service and partnership with Emirates wouldn’t be possible without the common vision and tireless efforts of our business partners throughout the Columbus Region,” said Elaine Roberts, president & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker. “We have been working together to position Rickenbacker as a critical global air cargo gateway for all commodities. When the Emirates SkyCargo service from Dubai is combined with the existing import and export services through Asia and Europe, Rickenbacker will provide global business solutions in a way the region has never seen before.”