Emirates SkyCargo Expand their UK Footprint
Dubai-based Air Freight carrier Emirates SkyCargo has recently announced the addition of London Stansted and Edinburgh to their worldwide network of over 155 destinations. These new additions will facilitate more trade between the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
Stansted in England and Edinburgh in Scotland will be the seventh and eighth destinations that Emirates SkyCargo operates in the United Kingdom.
Emirates SkyCargo will be using one of their Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on a daily service to both destinations, with a cargo capacity of up to 20 tonnes available on each flight. This amounts to over 500 tonnes each week for imports and exports into the UK market.
Currently, the air cargo carrier provides over 2000 tonnes of cargo capacity each week on over 120 passenger flights along with two freighter flights as well. Emirates SkyCargo has transported nearly 600,000 tonnes of cargo including both imports and exports through their six existing gateways in the UK since 2014.
London Heathrow and London Gatwick handle a combined 63 Emirates SkyCargo flights each week, these gateways in the capital account for the largest percentage of the air cargo carrier’s total UK cargo volumes.
Customers in the London region will benefit with an additional choice to airfreight their cargo to global destinations from the new daily service to London Stansted.
In Scotland, Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated imports and exports for more than 45,000 tonnes of cargo over the last four years. The new service to the Scottish capital will stimulate further opportunities for growth in the global trade from Scotland.
The daily Edinburgh flight will enable businesses such as exporters of Scottish Whisky and salmon, a more direct and speedy air transport connections to destinations throughout the world, negating the need to transport their products by road to other destinations in the UK.