Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched an additional dedicated weekly freighter service to Sydney.
A dedicated Boeing 777 freighter is now flying twice a week – on the Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai route – strengthening trade partnerships between Australia and its global network.
“The demand for a bi-weekly service is a good indication of Australia’s growing importance as a trade partner to major international markets,” said Greg Johnson, Emirates’ cargo manager, Australia.
“Emirates SkyCargo is committed to providing Australian businesses access to trade opportunities in the 70-plus countries we operate to via our state-of-the-art Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai.
“With new markets also opening up as more points on our ever-expanding network come online, Emirates SkyCargo – now with greater levels of flexibility, capacity and convenience in Australia - is well positioned to support the development of the country’s export and imports industry,” he said.
This second service comes just seven months after the introduction of the first dedicated freighter service. The Boeing 777 freighter has the capability to carry up to 103 tonnes of cargo and will boost Emirates SkyCargo’s import capacity to more than 1500 tonnes per week.