Emirates SkyCargo’s Chile freighter flights are the cherry on the cake

Emirates SkyCargo has operated a number of special charter flights to transport cherries from Chile to destinations in east Asia, including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul, as it continues to target the perishables market from the South American country.

In total, the Dubai hubbed airline transported more than 850 tonnes of cherries in nine Boeing 777 freighter flights from Santiago between November 15 and December 13.

The airline said that during the 2018/19 financial year, Chile exported around 180,000 tonnes of cherries to global markets and the volume of exports is expected to grow during the current season.

“Emirates SkyCargo is an important facilitator of exports from Chile to the rest of the world,” it said. “During [our] first year of operations in Chile (July 2018-June 2019), [Emirates] helped export over 4,000 tonnes of Chilean salmon to China and other markets across the world on its passenger flights.

“In addition to cherries and salmon, Emirates SkyCargo also helps exporters in Chile to transport other local produce including blueberries and grapes.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]