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Emirates SkyCargo launches new service

Sep 18, 2011 2:30:27 PM - www.ft.lk

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new weekly service, operated by its new Boeing 777 freighter that flies Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai. The Boeing 777F has the capability to carry up to 103 tonnes of freight.

“This new route not only bolsters capacity, it provides our customers with more options and increased trade opportunities,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates’ SVP Cargo Planning & Freighters.
“We currently transport cargo in the belly-hold of 126 passenger flights a week between Dubai and Australia, as well 28 Hong Kong flights and 42 Singapore flights, and the freighter – with a wide main deck door – will increase our ability to carry oversized shipments. This takes our import capacity to Australia to 1370 tonnes per week and, in these uncertain economic conditions, is further testament of our commitment to facilitating international trade for businesses in the region.”
The inaugural flight carried 100 tonnes of cargo, including medical equipment, diagnostics, spare parts, textiles and clothing.
EK9920 will depart Dubai every Sunday at 20:35 and touchdown in Singapore at 07:55 the following day. The B777F will then depart at 09:00 and complete its outbound journey at 18:30 when it touches down at Sydney International Airport.
The return service – EK 9921 – will depart Sydney every Monday at 21:30 and land in Hong Kong at 04:35 on Tuesday. Departing Hong Kong at 07:35 as EK 9865, the service will then terminate in Dubai at 10:35.

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