Emirates SkyCargo on Sunday announced operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020.
The new cities added to the air cargo carrier’s network include Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow (SVO), Phnom Penh, Rome, Santiago, Sialkot and Tunis.
The expansion comes in response to the growing economic activity and demand for air cargo capacity from markets across the world along with Emirates’ increased passenger flight operations. By offering multiple daily or weekly cargo flight frequencies to major production and consumer markets, the carrier is helping facilitate supplies of goods required for combatting the current pandemic as well as machinery and equipment required for manufacturing and several key economic sectors across global trade lanes.
Apart from the scheduled services, Emirates SkyCargo is also operating special charter flights every week to transport a range of commodities from Personal Protective Supplies (PPE) and pharmaceuticals to food and outsized machinery and components.
During the times of COVID-19 pandemic the airline in addition to loading cargo in the belly hold, has introduced loading of select cargo on the passenger seats and in the overhead bins of the passenger cabin of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Recently the carrier also modified 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from its fleet by removing seats from the Economy Class in the passenger cabin to make room for additional cargo. The Airline operates 11 Boeing 777 F full freighters currently deployed to over 30 destinations every week.
Emirates SkyCargo has been placing a strong emphasis on the safety of operations. The carrier has introduced a number of strict guidelines on cabin loading of cargo covering the type of permitted cargo as well as proper packaging and handling in accordance with the guidelines issued by International Air Transport Association (IATA).