Emirates adds AOG product for urgent aircraft part transport

Emirates SkyCargo is adding a new airfreight product to its catalog with the launch of Emirates AOG for priority transport of aircraft parts. With service to 141 destinations in 75 countries, Dubai-based Emirates is well aware of the importance of quickly resolving Aircraft on Ground (AOG) maintenance issues which prevent aircraft from flying. In many […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches Maastricht freighters as Schiphol congestion continues

Emirates SkyCargo launched its second scheduled freighter service to the Netherlands, this time to Maastricht, where the Dubai-based carrier will operate two 777F flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting at the end of March, Emirates SkyCargo plans to increase its freighter frequency into Maastricht to seven weekly flights, totaling 1,400 tonnes of additional […]

Rickenbacker Revival: How an all-cargo airport found a new spark

For most dedicated cargo airports, their charm has also been their own curse – they look good on paper, but often have trouble succeeding in the real world. By eliminating the clutter of passenger operations to focus specifically on the needs of airfreight, all-cargo airports have been marketed for decades in the United States as […]

Emirates starts operating freighters at Dubai World Central

After months of construction, planning and testing, Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter fleet officially started operating Thursday from its new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Al Maktoum International Airport.  The official start of operations was marked by the morning arrival of an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter from London Heathrow, carrying a full load of […]
  • May 1, 2014

Emirates signs Dubai airport trucking deal

Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for the move of its freighter fleet to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by signing a trucking contract with Dubai-based Allied Transport LLC, an established land transportation services provider within the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Cooperation Council. The five-year contract will see Allied Transport provide road feeder services between Dubai […]
  • February 24, 2014

Emirates’ Sultan optimistic but realistic about 2014

Nabil Sultan describes his first months on the job as head of cargo at Emirates SkyCargo as challenging as he develops an understanding of market dynamics and demand across the globe. Sultan was named divisional senior vice president in June following the retirement of Ram Menen. Sultan has spent the last 23 years with Emirates […]

Emirates begins construction for new freighter base

Construction has begun on Emirates SkyCargo’s new cargo terminal and facilities at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport, which is set to become the home of its freighter operations in May 2014.
  • July 17, 2013