Emirates doubles freighter capacity to Australia
Emirates SkyCargo adds a weekly freighter flight to “Down Under” to its schedule
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is strengthening the service of the destination Australia by launching an additional dedicated weekly freighter service from Sydney. A dedicated Boeing 777 freighter is now flying twice a week on the Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai route. Via the Dubai hub more than 120 destinations can be reached in the carrier’s network.
“The demand for a bi-weekly service is a good indication of Australia’s growing importance as a trade partner to major international markets,” said Greg Johnson, Emirates’ Cargo Manager Australia.
In addition to the belly capacities of the 70 weekly Emirates passenger flights to Australia, Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777 freighter offers 103 tonnes of cargo hold on each flight. The new service, EK9824, will depart Dubai every Saturday at 07:55 and touchdown in Singapore at 19:15 same day. The B777F will then depart at 20:45 and complete its outbound journey at 06:15 the following day when it touches down at Sydney International Airport. The return service, EK 9825, will depart Sydney every Sunday at 09:10 and land in Hong Kong at 16:15 same day. This service will then depart Hong Kong at 18:30 as EK 9881, arriving in Dubai at 22:50.