Flying fish with new Emirates service to Oslo
Emirates expanded its Scandinavian reach with the start of its daily non-stop service to Oslo.
The daily flight is operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Over 100,000 tonnes of fresh Norwegian salmon are flown to a host of destinations around the world every year. Emirates SkyCargo anticipates that with the new service and 23 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, more time-sensitive salmon and other cargo such as ship spares can be easily transported.
On Emirates’ inaugural flight departing Oslo, fresh salmon was transported in the belly-hold of the 777-300ER to Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. Live king crabs were shipped to Incheon and pharmaceuticals and electronics were uplifted and transported to other destinations in Emirates’ network.
Emirates has had a solid presence in the Norwegian market even before the introduction of daily passenger flights. Emirates SkyCargo has been active in salmon traffic from Norway to other Emirates destinations such as such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Amsterdam.
There are nearly 70 Norwegian companies that operate in the United Arab Emirates, with oil, gas and shipping as prominent source industries. Several Norwegian companies are based in Dubai, which acts as a hub for their activities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.