DÃƒÂ¼sseldorf celebrates new Emirates B777F
Emirates SkyCargo now operates a weekly brand new B777F aircraft direct from Dubai to and from DÃƒÂ¼sseldorf. This flight replaces the B747F which was routed via Malpensa. Emirates has also up-sized one of two daily passenger flights from an A330-200 to a B777-ER, which provides an extra seven tonnes of cargo per flight. Marcus Knauf, […]
April 1, 2010
By PLA Editor
Gerton Hulsman, managing director of DUS Cargo Logistics, a 100 per cent subsidiary of DÃƒÂ¼sseldorf International airport, welcomed the upgraded flights. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are building our freighter traffic here at DÃƒÂ¼sseldorf. This new capacity is really good news as the regionÃ¢â‚¬™s exports are growing fast. We shall be shipping a mix of machinery parts – ships spares, auto parts, etc., pharmaceuticals and much more,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
GermanyÃ¢â‚¬™s third largest airport serving 180 destinations currently handles nearly 100,000 tonnes of cargo out of a total capacity of 300,000 tonnes per annum. The airport is located in the heart of North Rhine Westphalia, GermanyÃ¢â‚¬™s leading industrial and commercial region, accounting for around 22 per cent of GermanyÃ¢â‚¬™s GDP.
Hulsman said cargo traffic through DÃƒÂ¼sseldorf airport has been picking up over the last few months. Ã¢â‚¬Å“As the tonnage picks up, we are already seeing some positive signs for future business here in DÃƒÂ¼sseldorf. We are looking to 2010 very optimistically where cargo is concerned.Ã¢â‚¬Â