Emirates SkyCargo is delivering food, medical supplies and other essential commodities to markets across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The airline has scaled up its cargo services to 51 destinations globally, out of which 19 cities are served by the Boeing 777 freighter aircraft offering up to 100 tonnes of capacity per flight and 38 destinations are served by dedicated cargo flights on Emirates’ Boeing 777 passenger aircraft offering up to 50 tonnes belly capacity.
Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president of Emirates said: “We have ramped up operations for transporting cargo in the belly-hold of our passenger aircraft in the last two weeks. Emirates SkyCargo has been expanding its network on a daily basis, and some of the latest destinations for our cargo flights on passenger aircraft include Bangkok, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Singapore and Taipei.”
During the week ending 4 April 2020, it had operated more than 160 flights on its freighter aircraft and close to 90 flights on its passenger aircraft. The following week, the air cargo carrier had operated close to 160 flights on its passenger aircraft alone.