Emirates SkyCargo launches freighter services to Maastricht
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is expanding its footprint in Europe with the launch of new scheduled freighter services to Maastricht starting 6 February 2018. Maastricht will join Emirates SkyCargo’s global freighter network of over 40 cities and will become the second freighter destination in the Netherlands after Amsterdam.
Emirates SkyCargo will initially operate two freighter flights a week to Maastricht on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The aircraft will arrive at 8.10am local time and depart at 10.10am local time to Dubai World Central airport on both days. The twice weekly service will be operated by the Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft which has a cargo capacity of 100 tonnes. The freighter also allows for the transportation of large and outsized cargo through its wide main deck cargo doors.
Starting end of March, Emirates SkyCargo will be increasing its freighter frequency to Maastricht to seven weekly flights. The freighter flights to Maastricht are expected to supplement the cargo capacity offered on freighter and passenger aircraft to Amsterdam as well as providing air cargo connectivity to neighbouring regions in Belgium and Germany. Expected products to be moved in and out of Maastricht will include general and e-commerce cargo and pharmaceuticals.