Emirates SkyCargo transports 50 tonnes of hazelnut paste

By Damian Brett

Emirates SkyCargo has operated a charter flight carrying 50 tonnes of hazelnut paste.

Working in partnership with Agility, the airline deployed a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to transport the paste, which is used in confectionary products, from Istanbul to Melbourne via Dubai.

The special consignment was uplifted by flight EK 122 from Istanbul to Dubai and then on flight EK 406 from Dubai to Melbourne on April 17.

Hiran Perera, Emirates senior vice president, cargo planning and freighters, said: “We are currently working flat out every day to transport hundreds of tonnes of medical supplies to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic across the world on our aircraft. So, we were especially delighted to partner with Agility to execute a special charter to fly in some delicious hazelnut paste from Turkey which is sure to bring cheer to customers in Australia.”

Emirate SkyCargo is currently transporting cargo across a global network of more than 50 scheduled destinations using its Boeing 777 freighters and Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft. The air cargo carrier has transported more than 20,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and more than 93,000 tonnes of perishables on its flights since January.

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