Emirates SkyCargo provides additional service to Australia
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced the launch of an additional dedicated weekly freight service from Sydney to its global network.
A dedicated Boeing 777 freighter is now flying twice a week on the company’s Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai route, providing these key trading points with additional connectivity to Emirates‘ Dubai hub and onwards to further destinations in the carrier’s network.
The additional service comes seven months after the introduction of the first dedicated freighter service. The company stated that the Boeing 777 freighter has the capability to carry up to 103 tonnes of cargo and will boost Emirates SkyCargo’s import capacity to more than 1,500 tonnes per week.
"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. Emirates SkyCargo is committed to providing Australian businesses access to trade opportunities in the 70-plus countries we operate to via our state-of-the-art Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai."
"With new markets also opening up as more points on our ever-expanding network come online, Emirates SkyCargo – now with greater levels of flexibility, capacity and convenience in Australia – is well positioned to support the development of the country’s export and imports industry," added Johnson.