Emirates’ cargo boost for Africa

26 / 06 / 2012

EMIRATES plans to launch more scheduled flights to Africa, boosting its belly-hold cargo capacity by 40 per cent.

The airline's existing Dubai (UAE) to Lusaka (Zambia) and Harare (Zimbabwe) routes, which operate five times a week, will be upgraded to a daily service from 1 October.

The move is part of the major carrier’s bid to capitalise on the “continuous upward growth in demand for flights to and from the continent”.

Jean Luc Grillet, Emirates’ senior vice-president of commercial operations for Africa, states: “An increased cargo capacity will facilitate more export business opportunities for both countries, forging greater trade links and increasing access to key trading partners in Asia and the Middle East.”