Emirates adding Oslo to its cargo network
02 / 03 / 2015
EMIRATES SkyCargo will add Oslo to its network from September, leveraging belly hold cargo on a new daily B777-300ER passenger link.
The freight division of Dubai-based Emirates will also increase from six to eight its weekly freighter flights to Copenhagen in Denmark. This will see two Gothenburg freighter flights in Sweden consolidated and shifted to Copenhagen from today.
The B777-300ER passenger service to Oslo will give Emirates SkyCargo access to 322 tonnes of weekly belly hold capacity serving the Norwegian capital.
Oslo will become Emirates SkyCargo’s third gateway in Scandinavia after daily passenger and cargo services were introduced to Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 2011 and Stockholm, Sweden, in September 2013.
Commenting on the freighter capacity switch in Scandinavia, Robert Siegel, Emirates vice president commercial operations cargo, Europe and the Americas, said: “While Gothenburg is still an important destination, we can achieve greater efficiency by operating all the freighter flights alongside one of our key online passenger points.
“With eight freighter flights a week to Copenhagen, coupled with the belly-hold capacity of an all B777 operation into Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, we will offer more than 2,500 tonnes of cargo capacity.”
Popular commodities exported from Norway include salmon, oil and gas equipment, ships spares, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and electronics. Key imports include oil and gas equipment, ship spares, pharmaceuticals, machinery and dairy products.