The capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Africa, has been added to Emirates SkyCargo’s destinations, becoming the airline’s 27th destination on the continent. The new route begins in Dubai, with stops in Ouagadougou, Dakar and Frankfurt, before returning to Dubai.
The 777F aircraft being operated on the route can carry 103 tonnes of cargo. With a range at maximum payload of almost 5,000 nautical miles, the aircraft easily covers the nonstop 10-hour sector lengths. The flight will leave Dubai every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., returning the next morning.
Emirates will bring imports to Burkina Faso, such as pharmaceuticals and electronics from Asia, and return to Frankfurt and Dubai with local Burkina Faso products, such as fresh mangoes and beans.
“We offer thousands of tonnes of capacity each week on our routes into Africa, and the new scheduled freight service to Ouagadougou will take Emirates SkyCargo’s import capacity to Africa to 3,700 tonnes per week,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president.