Emirates looks to boom market to avoid US slump

EMIRATES SkyCargo is aiming for a 19 per cent increase in both tonnage and revenues this year.

Emirates SkyCargo achieved cargo throughput of 1.2 million tonnes compared to one million in 2006.

“There are indications that the level of growth achieved last year will be sustained throughout this year,” Peter Sedgley, senior vice-president of cargo commercial operations said.

The East Asia-Australasia market, which contributed the highest percentage to the overall revenues and tonnage in 2007, with 41 per cent of revenues and 30 per cent of total tonnage, will buoy its figures as well as a number of new routes.

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