EMIRATES SKY CARGO NAMED AS CARGO AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
(Picture courtesy of Emirates via HK Strategies, Nairobi)
The annual Cargo Airline of the Year Awards, held at Londons Lancaster Hotel, once again crowned Emirates Sky Cargo as the cargo kings of the world. The airline was named as Best Cargo Airline in the World 2012 but also for the 24th time in a row captured the Best Cargo Airline in the Middle East trophy.
Notably for Eastern Africa, where the airline operates three dedicated cargo flights a week between Dubai and Nairobi, in addition to the uplift capacity on the double daily passenger services through under-floor pallets, did Emirates Sky Cargo also once again receive the Best Cargo Airline in Africa. Air cargo operations also extend to Entebbe and Dar es Salaam, Emirates other two East African destinations, from where mainly fresh chilled fish fillets, meat products, fresh produce and flowers are shipped daily to Dubai and beyond.
The airline presently operates 4 B777F, 2 B747-400F and 2 B747-400ERF, serving 12 cargo only destinations and a further 123 global destinations for exporters and importers via their hub in Dubai. Available information also confirmed that a further 5 B777F are on order and will join Emirates growing fleet in due course.