Emirates SkyCargo marks five years of operations to US Midwest

By Rachelle Harry

Dubai-based airfreight carrier Emirates SkyCargo has marked five years of connectivity with the US Midwest region, highlighting that it has operated at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), Columbus since May 2015.

Initially, the cargo carrier operated a weekly service to LCK, but this was increased to four flights per week to meet the demand for airfreight.

Emirates SkyCargo said cargo carried to and from LCK includes high fashion, pharmaceuticals, machinery, spare parts and other general commodities.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo has continued to serve Columbus – which is is among its seven destinations in North America – with a once weekly scheduled freighter service. Other US cities that SkyCargo serves are: Chicago, Houston, New York and Washington DC. The carrier also flies to Toronto in Canada and Mexico City in Mexico.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo, which operating flights to a network of more than 75 destinations across six continents, has played a role in the transportation of vital goods such as personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals and machinery from production markets to regions where they were needed the most.

The carrier has also facilitated exports of food and other perishable items across the world supporting local economies and ensuring food security in a number of other countries.

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