Emirates SkyCargo has added a new Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft to its fleet, expanding its capabilities and capacity to meet current needs and long-term growth.
This latest delivery brings Emirates SkyCargo’s B777F fleet to 10, and comes ahead of the move of its freighter operations to Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport in May 2014. A dedicated freighter cargo terminal that will be able to handle 700 000 tonnes of cargo annually and various support infrastructure is currently under construction.
“Our global network is growing and we are investing in our freighter fleet to meet capacity requirements and future growth. With our fleet of freighters we can offer customers the flexibility and capability to move larger cargo volumes and operate more charter flights,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
“Our freighters, coupled with the belly-hold capacity of our all wide-bodied passenger fleet and vast route network of over 130 destinations, gives us extensive global reach, allowing for greater flexibility, increased frequencies and speed to market,” he added.
The B777F aircraft is one of the most modern, technologically advanced freighters available and has the lowest fuel burn of any comparable sized aircraft. The aircraft is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo and its main cargo deck is the widest of any freighter aircraft at 3.7 metres, which enables it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.
Emirates SkyCargo now operates 12 freighters, 10 B777Fs and two B747-400ERFs which currently serve 43 destinations around the world.
During 2013, Emirates launched services to Warsaw, Algiers, Haneda, Stockholm and Clark, while Conakry, Sialkot and Kabul will join the network before the end of the year.