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Emirates SkyCargo to double cargo capacity next decade



Emirates SkyCargo has added two Boeing 747-400Fs to its freighter fleet, showing its confidence in the global cargo market in the current volatile environment. The cargo division of Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is expecting 15 more freighters to join its fleet from announced orders and its freighter conversion program, plus a boost in belly-hold capacity from new passenger aircraft deliveries starting with Airbus A350s in late summer 2024, followed by 777-Xs the year after. Over the next decade, Emirates SkyCargo expects to double its existing capacity, add over 20 new destinations to its freighter network, and offer even more flexibility and services to its customers with a fleet mix of over 300 wide-body aircraft comprising: 777s, 777-Fs, 747-Fs, A350s, and A380s. Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior VP, Emirates SkyCargo said, “While the current market volatility may cause others to hesitate, Emirates SkyCargo is pushing full steam ahead with our plans. The medium to long-term projections for global air cargo show an upward trajectory of between 3-5 per cent. Combine that with Dubai’s strategy to double its foreign trade where multimodal logistics will play a big role, and the economic activity happening in markets around the Gulf, West Asia, and Africa, and the opportunity for Emirates SkyCargo is clear.

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