Emirates SkyCargo Bolsters Australian Operation with Additional Freighter
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, the international airline which serves Australia with 70 weekly passenger flights, is strengthening trade partnerships between Australia and points throughout is global network with the launch of an additional dedicated weekly freighter service from Sydney.
A dedicated Boeing 777 freighter is now flying twice a week – on the Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai route - providing these key trading points with additional connectivity to Emirates’ Dubai hub and onwards to more than 120 destinations on the carrier’s 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,” added Johnson.
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.
With long-range flying capacity and technologically advanced General Electric (GE) engines, Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, with 102 aircraft currently in service. The aircraft also maintains the lowest fuel burn of any comparable sized aircraft, at nearly 18 percent less than standard freighters, making Emirates SkyCargo a more sustainable choice.
Emirates SkyCargo serves a global route network that spans 123 points in 72 countries, including 12 cargo-only destinations, while more than 50 of the locations Emirates SkyCargo serves are e-freight compliant.
Emirates currently operates 70 flights per week to Dubai from Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, and 28 weekly trans-Tasman services. The airline’s fleet of 171 wide-bodied aircraft includes eight freighters and is among the youngest in the skies.