Emirates SkyCargo adds Burkina Faso freighter to Africa network

Emirates SkyCargo has bolstered its African trade route network with the launch of weekly B777 freighter services to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, its 27th African cargo destination.
“The addition of a dedicated freighter service is a major milestone in Emirates SkyCargo’s growth in Africa, creating more opportunities for importers and exporters across local markets and onto our worldwide network,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, cargo.
Emirates SkyCargo operates the B777 freighter on the Dubai-Ouagadougou-Dakar-Frankfurt-Dubai route. 
Via its Dubai hub, Emirates expects to carry goods such as pharmaceuticals and electronics into Burkina Faso from cities like Mumbai and Guangzhou, while bringing local products and commodities such as mangoes and fresh beans from Burkina Faso to cities like Frankfurt and Dubai.
Added Nabil Sultan: “We offer thousands of tonnes of capacity each week on our routes into Africa and the new scheduled freight service to Ouagadougou will take Emirates SkyCargo’s import capacity to Africa to 3,700 tonnes per week.
“Our services help facilitate international trade for businesses in the region, as well as global customers doing business in Africa and we remain committed to our African network.”
Emirates has been playing a role in the African economy since the launch of its first African point in Cairo in 1986; just a year after the airline was established.
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