About The Airline
Emirates' 157-strong fleet is one of the youngest in the skies. SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates Airline. Based out of Dubai International Airport, its $327million 43,600 square metre Cargo Mega Terminal is designed to handle 1.2 million tonnes of cargo a year, to meet the carrier’s increasing year on year volume.
In the 2010-11 financial year, Emirates SkyCargo carried 1.8 million tonnes of cargo. Cargo revenue, at US$ 2.4 billion, contributed 17.4 per cent of the airline’s total transport revenue.
Emirates SkyCargo has won a clutch of awards in recent months: at the UK’s Cargo Airline of the Year Awards, the carrier was named Best Airline to the Middle East for a 23rd consecutive year. In Canada, Emirates SkyCargo was named Best Carrier Middle East for the second year in a row at the 11th annual Central Region Forwarders Choice Awards Gala.
In 2010, the carrier launched nine new routes, including three freighter services - to Almaty, Bagram, Campinas. Emirates’ new routes in 2011 include Basra (2nd February), Erbil (9th February, freighter only), Geneva (1st June), Copenhagen (1st August) and St Petersburg (1st November), while Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires will be added to the network in January 2012.
Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a global route network that spans more than 114 points in 67 countries, including 12 cargo-only destinations, while 51 of the locations Emirates SkyCargo serves are e-freight compliant.