Emirates operates over 2,500 cargo flights during April

- A Monitor Desk Report 05 May, 2020 | 900 Views|-+
Dhaka: Emirates SkyCargo, freighter division of Emirates airline has operated over 2,500 dedicated cargo flights in the month of April and transported essential supplies including protective equipment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food.

The air cargo carrier flew more than 1650 flights on its Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters and over 850 flights on its Boeing 777 freighters to over 80 destinations on scheduled and special charter services.

Meanwhile the airline since first week of May has been operating dedicated cargo flights on a scheduled basis every week to 67 global destinations across six continents. This includes 11 destinations in the Middle East, seven in Africa, 22 in Asia, six in Australasia, 15 in Europe and six cities in the Americas.

Out of the 67 destinations, 58 are served by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft with a cargo capacity of around 40 tonnes and 24 cities are served by the Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F aircraft with the ability to uplift 100 tonnes of cargo per flight.

During the month of April the carrier operated more than 170 charter flights over the space of just four weeks. A majority of charter flights were operated to transport relief materials.

In total, the carrier transported an estimated 10,000 tonnes of personal protective equipment, medical equipment, devices and pharmaceuticals in the month of April on its scheduled and charter flights. In addition to medical supplies, Emirates SkyCargo is also facilitating the transport of other items including perishables and fresh produce.

Out of a total of 375,000 tonnes of cargo carried between January and April 2020 Emirates SkyCargo flew more than 85,000 tonnes of food around the world.

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