LONDON – Emirates SkyCargo, arguably one of the worlds leading airfreight airlines, welcomed its latest member of the family, a new Boeing 777F over the weekend. This increases the overall fleet of the Boeing 777F to 11 aircraft.
The latest addition to Emirates SkyCargo’s family is the A6-EFT which departed from Seattle, Paine Field and headed to Hong Kong to pick up its first-ever cargo before finally heading home to Dubai World Central, the secondary airport of Dubai.
The A6-EFT was loaded with freight, which included electronics, consumer goods and miscellaneous products. Its first-ever job signifies how desperate the airline is in need of a new cargo aircraft.
“Our newest freighter adds welcome capacity to our operations, which have been running at full steam throughout the pandemic to serve our customers and keep global supply chains moving. We are scheduled to receive delivery of a second 777F in June.” “
And in 2023 we will begin a program to convert four-passenger 777 aircraft into freighters and all of the converted aircraft will be re-delivered by the end of 2024,” Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo said.
Sultan added: “These investments reflect our commitment to serving our customers with the best possible assets, as well as to enabling the movement of vital goods and trade flows through Dubai. Emirates SkyCargo will continue its journey as one of the world’s largest and best air cargo airlines, by investing in our fleet, our global network, technology, and world-class logistics infrastructure at our Dubai hub.”
Emirates SkyCargo has every reason to be proud of this new delivery. The all-freighter airline was the launch customer for the Boeing 777-F back in 2009. As of today, Emirates SkyCargo operates scheduled service to 11 destinations, and many more for irregular destinations under chartered flights.
The SkyCargo division also sells belly-hold spaces in Emirates with over 200 wide-body fleets of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s. With the extended help of the airline division, this allows the cargo division to ship its cargo to over 130 destinations.
Last year, Emirates SkyCargo flew over 2.1 million tonnes of cargo.
Emirates SkyCargo is one of the world’s advanced freighter airlines. Its Boeing 777-F has been the backbone of the airline since 2009 and has no plans to change aircraft types.
The 777F will can fly long-range and has is able to carry temperature-sensitive shipments from A to B rapidly and efficiently. Emirates SkyCargo is the airfreight division of Emirates Airlines, and it is based in Dubai.
Since its launch in 2009, the airline has carried goods ranging from perishable and non-perishable items. This has included food items and flowers; certified cool-chain handling for pharmaceutical products; valuables and technology items, cars and industrial items, champion horses and domestic pets, mail and courier items, or general cargo.