Philippines boost for SkyCargo
20 / 06 / 2013
EMIRATES SkyCargo is to increase its cargo capacity to the Philippines, when the UAE carrier begins daily non-stop B777-300ER flights to Clark International Airport from October this year.
Clark is located in the province of the Pampanga in Central Luzon, which is 80 kilometres to the north of Manila.
Central Luzon is one of the growth regions in the Philippines and is host to the country’s premium economic zones, the Clark Freeport Zone and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
The service will become Emirates’ second destination after Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to which Emirates has been operating flights since 1990, and due to the demand, has continued to increase its flight frequency on the route to its current triple daily, non-stop service.
With the new daily flight to Clark International, Emirates SkyCargo will be able to provide more than 160 tonnes of additional cargo hold capacity each way per week, further supporting Philippine exports of perishables, such as dairy products, fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood and electrical and electronic equipment, and it’s imports of textiles, apparel, plants, flowers and chemical products, says Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates’ vice-president, commercial cargo for east and west Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean.
“The Philippines is a very important market for Emirates SkyCargo, and with our Dubai Hub strategically located between East and West, we will be able to offer customers in the Central Luzon region particularly manufacturers producing hi-tech chips and electronic components, access to our global network and efficient distribution capability, thereby supporting supply chains to save time and money by accessing new and closer gateways like Clark International,” he adds.