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Emirates SkyCargo marks key freighter anniversaries

[ November 10, 2020   //   ]

Emirates SkyCargo has recently crossed key milestones in its global freighter operations. The cargo division of Emirates recently completed 10 years of operating dedicated cargo flights on its Boeing 777-F aircraft to Viracopos in Brazil and five years to Brussels. The air cargo carrier commenced freighter flights to Viracopos on 31 October 2010 and to Brussels on 25 October 2015.

Emirates’ Boeing 777 freighter aircraft have been at the heart of the carrier’s cargo operations since 2009. The aircraft has the capacity to transport up to 100 tonnes of cargo per flight and features wide main deck doors, allowing for the loading of heavy and outsized cargo. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of 11 Boeing 777-F aircraft executed an important proportion of scheduled and chartered cargo operations around the world to transport medical supplies such as PPE and pharmaceuticals. Currently, Emirates’ freighter aircraft operate to more than 30 destinations across the globe.