One more Triple Seven Freighter for Emirates

Emirates 777F-Fleet. Photo: Emirates

Emirates freight division ,Emirates SkyCargo´ shortly welcomed the arrival of its newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, bringing the total number of dedicated cargo aircraft in its fleet to 15, including two Boeing 747-400Fs and 13 Boeing 777Fs.

The 777F, which left the Boeing Manufacturing Facility in Everett, Washington, in Septem- ber, flew its first mission to Hong Kong. Since being introduced to the SkyCargo fleet in 2009, the airline’s 13 Boeing 777Fs have logged an 30,250 flights totalling more than 175,000 hours. “The Boeing 777F is the backbone of the Emirates SkyCargo fleet,” says Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “It has an impressive range and payload capability, and is efficient to operate. The aircraft allows us to transport goods from remote destinations in the SkyCargo network such as Bangui, Port Au Prince and Nadi to customers in major urban centres such as London, Amsterdam and New York City.” Emirates carries more than 45,000 tonnes of cargo weekly on six continents, ranging from clothing, textiles and perishable foods; to Formula 1 racing cars, concert equipment and pets. Earlier this year, Emirates SkyCargo relocated its hub freighter operations to Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South, where it offers 50 scheduled freighter routes from its new cargo terminal.

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