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Emirates SkyCargo

  • Country/Region: Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • Type: Cargo
  • IATA: EK

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...