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Emirates to launch Stockholm freighter service

By control on July 8, 2013

Emirates SkyCargo is adding Stockholm to its network Sept. 4.

Stockholm, after the launch of flights to Warsaw, Poland this year, will become the 34th European destination to join the Emirates SkyCargo network, giving a further boost to trade links already in place between the United Arab Emirates and Europe.

"We've been carefully assessing options for further expansion in Scandinavia following the successful launch into Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011,” Robert Siegel, vice president cargo commercial operations for Europe and Americas, said. “We see great cargo potential in Stockholm, which will play a vital role in stimulating economic growth with key Swedish trading cities across the Far East and Australasia.”

The Stockholm service will be operated daily by a Boeing 777-300ER, providing a total weekly cargo capacity of 322 tonnes. Popular commodities are expected to be pharmaceuticals, construction equipment, electronics, perishable food items, textiles, leather goods, plants and flowers.

Emirates SkyCargo already operates a freighter service three times weekly to Gothenburg, Sweden.

"With a direct daily flight and a range of innovative products and services, as well as a fleet of over 200 modern wide-body aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo looks forward to providing Scandinavian businesses with tailor-made solutions to their cargo requirements," Siegel said.