Emirates SkyCargo adds Chicago Rockford flights

By Damian Brett

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Emirates SkyCargo has started freighter flights to Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) as it looks to expand connectivity in North America.

The Dubai-based carrier said that from February 1 it has been operating scheduled and ad-hoc flights to Chicago Rockford on a combination of Boeing 777F and Boeing 777-300ER PAX freighters.

The air cargo carrier’s new service will complement the cargo connectivity it offers in the US Midwest region through O’Hare International Airport, Chicago (ORD) and Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus (LCK).

Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, said: “Emirates SkyCargo is delighted to commence operations to Chicago Rockford International Airport, adding yet more connectivity to further boost trade between the US Midwest and the rest of the world. We would like to thank the RFD airport team and other local partners for their support in gearing up for our freighter operations.”

Mike Dunn, executive director of Chicago Rockford International Airport, added: “This exciting new air cargo service will provide added choice for importers and exporters looking to ship into and out of the Chicago Midwest market and wider catchment area, where this new network combination of Emirates and RFD can play a vital role in providing the flexibility, cost savings and efficiencies air cargo shippers are looking for as we enter a new era of air cargo operations.”

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