Emirates SkyCargo, which added 2 Boeing 747-400F to its cargo fleet, demonstrated its confidence in the global cargo market despite the current volatile environment.
As the cargo division of Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, plans to add 15 more cargo aircraft to its fleet as part of announced orders and cargo aircraft conversion programs. Starting in the late summer of 2024 with Airbus A350s and continuing the following year with 777-X deliveries, the airline aims to increase its belly cargo capacity with new passenger aircraft deliveries.
Emirates SkyCargo aims to double its current capacity in the next decade, add more than 20 new destinations to its cargo network, and provide customers with greater flexibility and service through its fleet of over 300 wide-body aircraft, including 777, 777-F, 747-F, A350, and A380.
Nabil Sultan, Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo, made the following statement regarding the matter: “While the current market fluctuations may cause hesitation for other companies, Emirates SkyCargo continues to move forward at full speed according to our plans. Long and medium-term projections for global air transportation show a growth trend of 3-5%. With Dubai’s strategy to double its external trade through multimodal logistics and the economic activity in the Gulf, West Asia, and Africa markets, we see a clear opportunity for Emirates SkyCargo.”
“The addition of 2 new 747-F to our fleet will provide us with urgent capacity while we await the delivery of 5 new 777Fs in 2024 and 2025, as well as 10 777-300ERs under our conversion program in the next 5 years. Furthermore, we believe that even these new aircraft may not be sufficient. By then, we will have an MRO setup that allows us to expand our cargo aircraft conversion program quickly and effectively when needed.”
With the addition of 2 Boeing 747-F aircraft on long-term leases, along with cabin crew and equipment, Emirates SkyCargo completes its existing fleet of 11 Boeing 777 cargo aircraft. These new additions are currently being utilized on flights to Chicago three times a week and Hong Kong nine times a week.
Nabil Sultan further added, “With the new aircraft, we will be able to expand our cargo network and strengthen our connection with Emirates’ flight network. Our new fleet structure provides us with greater flexibility to serve customers from different sectors. Additionally, Emirates SkyCargo is investing in developing new products, digitalization, and technological innovation. We aim to lead the industry in providing fast, reliable, flexible, and effective specialized solutions. Stay tuned for more exciting developments coming soon. Keep following us.”
Last week, Emirates SkyCargo launched a brand-new creative advertising campaign with the slogan “Making the World Beautiful with Emirates SkyCargo.” The advertisement highlights the importance of the logistics sector in delivering people and products worldwide through various everyday scenarios we encounter, whether it’s life-saving healthcare services, fresh fruits, flowers, pets, or valuable items.
Source: (BYZHA) Beyaz Haber Ajansı