Emirates SkyCargo has added 2 Boeing 747-400F aircraft to its freighter fleet, demonstrating in practice its optimism for the future of cargo transportation worldwide.
The air cargo division of Emirates, the largest international airline, has planned to add 15 additional freighters to its fleet, either through new aircraft, for which orders have already been announced, or through the freighter conversion program. Additionally, with the delivery of the Airbus A350 in late summer 2024 and the 777-Xs next year, a further increase in storage capacity is expected.
Within the next decade, Emirates SkyCargo is expected to double its existing aircraft capacity, add over 20 new destinations to its cargo network and provide even greater flexibility and service to its customers with more than 300 wide-body 777, 777 -F, 747-F, A350 and A380.
The Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo, said: “The constantly changing environment of today's market may make businesses more hesitant. However, Emirates SkyCargo is moving forward dynamically in the implementation of its strategic plan. For air freight, both in the medium and long term, an increase of 3-5% is predicted. Dubai's strategy to double its commercial activities, combined with the important role played by the supply chain and economic activity in markets around the Gulf, West Asia and Africa create a positive outlook for Emirates SkyCargo.
The 2 new 747-F aircraft we have leased increase capacity immediately. In parallel, we have scheduled the receipt of 5 new 777F aircraft in 2024 and 2025, as well as 10 777-300ER aircraft, to begin their conversion program within the next 5 years. We believe, however, that the addition of these aircraft will not completely cover the demand for air freight. Until then, for our part, we will have prepared the maintenance, repair and inspection (MRO) services so that in case we need to proceed immediately with the corresponding conversion of the aircraft in our fleet”.
Under a long-term wet lease agreement, the 2 Boeing 747-F aircraft are added to Emirates SkyCargo's existing fleet of 11 Boeing 777 freighters and currently serve Chicago three times a week and Hong Kong nine times per week.
Then Nabil Sultan added: “The new aircraft will help strengthen the freight network and connectivity between the Emirates network, while the expanded flexibility of the fleet will help serve customers even more efficiently. In addition, Emirates SkyCargo continues to invest in new product development andacceleration of its digital transition and technological innovation. We seek to establish our leadership position in the industry, providing specialized solutions characterized by immediacy, reliability, flexibility and efficiency. We will keep you updated on new developments.”
Emirates SkyCargo recently launched a new advertising campaign, which shows how 'The world is better with Emirates SkyCargo'. Through everyday stories, the ad highlights how important Emirates SkyCargo's operations are to the supply chain industry, connecting people with cargo of various kinds around the world, from healthcare products to fresh fruit, flowers, pets and high-value items .
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE EMIRATES SKYCARGO
Emirates SkyCargo is the air cargo division of Emirates. Through its modern hub in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo transports cargo to 150 destinations in its global network spanning six continents. The cargo carrier offers its customers cargo capacity in its modern fleet that includes all Boeing 777 wide-body aircraft, Airbus A380 aircraft, as well as dedicated cargo aircraft (11 Boeing 777-F and 2 747-F.
Emirates SkyCargo operates two modern cargo terminals at its Dubai hub, recording an air-to-air transit time of just three hours.The terminals offer a total cargo capacity of approximately 1 million .ton per year, which can be increased to 1.3 million tons.
For more information, please visit: https://www.skycargo.com/.