Emirates SkyCargo, a pioneer in the international air freight sector, acquired its most recent Boeing 777-F to expand its fleet’s capacity and meet the industry’s remarkable expansion.
A notable increase in cargo loads has been observed by Emirates’ freight business across all of its products, including pharmaceuticals and fresh food.
Annual tonnage carried increased by 15% between 2021 and 2022 to almost 2.1 million tons, with 260,000 tonnes of perishables transported and a growth of 17% for both pharmaceuticals and expensive items.
Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president of Emirates SkyCargo said: “The new freighter will help increase our capacity and boost our ability to deliver vital goods and facilitate trade globally.
Despite the challenging headwinds this year, the air cargo industry is booming and we’ve been flat out since the pandemic began. Emirates SkyCargo will continue its journey as one of the world’s largest and best air cargo airlines by investing in our fleet, our global network, technology, and world-class logistics infrastructure at our Dubai hub and beyond.”
Demand is rising throughout most international markets, including China. China will now receive an additional four freighter flights each week from Emirates SkyCargo.
With the addition of more than 400 tonnes of goods to and from China, Beijing will have two direct flights each week, Guangzhou will have four, and Shanghai will have six.
Additionally, there are plans to increase the number of direct flights to Sydney and Hanoi. Additionally, additional frequencies to Nairobi are planned as part of a multi-stop cargo route from DWC to Kenya’s Eldoret International Airport.
The aircraft then makes a stop in Nairobi before continuing north to Zaragoza, Spain, Maastricht, Netherlands, and finally returning to DWC. The freighter unloads and reloads with a variety of cargo at each stop, including flowers, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.
Because A6-EFG returned to its lessor last week, the fleet will continue to consist of 11 Boeing 777Fs with the brand-new freighter, A6-EFU.
Nearly 950 charter flights were flown by Emirates SkyCargo’s Boeing 777-F and 777 Mini-Freighter aircraft in the previous year, in addition to the airline’s over 130 passenger and 11 freighter-specific destinations.
In addition, Emirates SkyCargo provides shippers with cargo belly-hold space on the airline’s nearly 210 wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 passenger aircraft.
By the end of 2026, there will be 21 freighters in the fleet thanks to plans to convert 10 passenger 777s.
A variety of solutions are available from Emirates SkyCargo, each tailored to the particular needs of the company’s various clients. The freight division has the experience and capabilities with specialized solutions to meet the needs of shippers, whether it be perishable cargo like food and flowers, certified cool-chain handling for pharmaceutical products, valuables, and technology items, cars and industrial items, champion horses, and domestic pets, mail and courier items, or general cargo.
The Boeing 777-F was first used by Emirates SkyCargo, which has relied on it since 2009 for all of its operations. Due to the aircraft’s range and cargo capacity, time- and temperature-sensitive shipments can be moved from point A to point B quickly and effectively.