Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced a firm order for five new Boeing 777-200LR freighter aircraft. Two units are scheduled to be delivered in 2024 and the remaining three units in 2025.
The new freighters will add significant capacity to Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet, which currently operates 12 Boeing 777-F freighters. The 777-200LR freighter is the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter, with a range of 8,500 nautical miles. It can carry up to 102.8 tonnes of cargo.
The new freighters will be deployed on Emirates SkyCargo’s global network, which covers over 150 destinations. The airline will also use the new freighters to expand its cargo services to new markets.
Flydubai, the low-cost carrier based in Dubai, has allocated six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to cargo operations. The airline is also working with the authorities to increase its cargo capabilities by allowing cargo in the cabin to a number of destinations.
The six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft will be dedicated to cargo operations and will be used to transport a wide range of goods, including perishables, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce shipments. The aircraft will be deployed on Flydubai’s network of over 90 destinations.
The airline’s decision to allocate six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to cargo operations is a reflection of the growing importance of the cargo business to Flydubai. The airline’s cargo revenue increased by 50% in 2022, and the airline is expecting continued growth in the cargo sector in the coming years.
Dubai Customs handled 22 million bags at Dubai airports in the first half of 2023. The operational milestone highlights Dubai Customs’ advanced services, which significantly reduced travel time for passengers passing through the emirate’s airports in 2023.
Dubai Customs is committed to providing seamless and efficient services to its customers. The department has invested heavily in technology and innovation to improve its cargo handling capabilities. In 2023, Dubai Customs launched a number of new initiatives to streamline cargo clearance procedures, including:
Dubai Customs is also working closely with other government agencies to improve the efficiency of the emirate’s logistics sector. For example, Dubai Customs has partnered with the Dubai Municipality to launch a new system for the electronic clearance of food shipments.
Emirates SkyCargo is planning to double its capacity and add 20 new routes to its network over the next five years. The airline is also investing in new technologies and infrastructure to improve its cargo handling capabilities.
Emirates SkyCargo is one of the world’s largest air cargo carriers. The airline operates a fleet of 12 Boeing 777-F freighters and transports cargo to over 150 destinations worldwide.
The airline’s plans to double its capacity and add 20 new routes are a reflection of the growing importance of the cargo business to Emirates. The airline’s cargo revenue increased by 50% in 2022, and the airline is expecting continued growth in the cargo sector in the coming years.
Emirates SkyCargo is also investing in new technologies and infrastructure to improve its cargo handling capabilities. For example, the airline is building a new state-of-the-art cargo terminal at Dubai World Central Airport. The new terminal will be able to handle up to 12 million tonnes of cargo per year.
The air cargo sector in Dubai is booming. The emirate’s strategic location, world-class infrastructure, and efficient customs procedures make it an attractive hub for air cargo operations.
The latest cargo updates from Dubai are positive. Emirates SkyCargo is expanding its fleet and network, and Flydubai is investing in cargo