Emirates SkyCargo keeps the world connected with over 10,000 flights in 3 months

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Emirates Boeing 777 Freighter


Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated the movement of essential commodities and other supplies for individual consumers and businesses across the world by operating more than 10,000 cargo flights to destinations across six continents. 

The flights were a mix of scheduled, ad-hoc and charter operations.

Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo Nabil Sultan said: “As a customer-focused organisation, Emirates SkyCargo has innovatively adapted our cargo operations and offerings over the last few months in line with rapidly evolving market demand.” 

“In keeping with our core value as a global facilitator of trade and economies, we have re-grown our network to over 100 destinations with robust flight frequencies to key production and consumer markets. We continue to be able to offer our customers an unmatched reach and connectivity for their valuable cargo and our flight milestones are a validation of our customers’ trust in our service,” he added.

In May and June, Emirates SkyCargo operated on an average, more than 3,800 flights per month, covering approximately 37 million kilometres, which is the equivalent distance of roughly 50 trips to the moon and back.

Emirates SkyCargo operates multiple cargo services a week in Colombo on both passenger aircraft and mini freighters – the modified Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with seats removed from the economy class cabin.

Starting from just over 35 destinations at the end of March, Emirates SkyCargo has nearly tripled its network by July, transporting urgently needed medical supplies, food and materials required for manufacturing and other industries from origin to destination, thereby helping reconnect cities to international trade lanes as manufacturing and other economic activities recommence.