Emirates boosts cargo capacity with new 777Fs
EMIRATES SkyCargo has augmented its capacity with three new Boeing 777 Freighters – each capable of carrying up to 103 tonnes of cargo.
The leading Middle East carrier has also expanded its freighter network to 12 destinations, comprising Taipei (China), Chittagong (Bangladesh), Eldoret (Kenya), Lilongwe (Malawi), Kabul (Afghanistan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Gothenburg (Sweden), Zaragoza (Spain), Viracopos (Brazil), Tripoli (Libya), Djibouti (Somalia) and Liege (Belgium).
Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines. The purchases take SkyCargo’s freighter fleet up to 11 – including a 777F due to be delivered in March this year.
“As one of the largest air cargo carriers in the world, we continue to invest in our fleet and expand our route network, enabling us to provide our customers with even greater flexibility, increased frequencies, additional capacity to handle larger cargo volumes and charter flights,” says Ram Menen, SkyCargo’s divisional senior vice-president of cargo operations.
“Our dedicated freighter fleet, coupled with our cargo capacity on our passenger fleet of 185 wide-bodied aircraft that flies to 128 destinations in 74 countries, gives us extensive global reach and connectivity to the trade routes of the world.”