Delhi: Emirates SkyCargo is operating dedicated cargo flights to Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram, ensuring key trade lanes are kept open during these challenging times and showing solidarity with India and the global community.
Linking India to the world
Despite current challenges, Emirates SkyCargo’s freighters and cargo-only flights to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram continue to ensure the flow of essential commodities from across the far corners of the world to and from India.
- Cargo airline announces dedicated cargo flights to seven destinations in India to ensure the flow of essential goods
- Maintains vital air cargo links across the globe to transport COVID-19 testing kits, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Last week, Emirates SkyCargo carried around 140 tonnes of equipment and commodities to Bengaluru and Mumbai from the Far East, USA, Europe and its hub in Dubai. From Bengaluru, the cargo airline carried around 70 tonnes of medical equipment and perishables to destinations in the GCC and Europe.
Impressively, Emirates SkyCargo made a record uplift of 52 tonnes of perishables, including fruits and vegetables, from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai and the GCC countries that rely on India for their crucial food supply- in the process supporting local farmers and business in Kerala. Another 83 tonnes of perishables made their way from Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai to these destinations.
Flying medicines and equipment across India and beyond
Emirates Pharma is helping heal the world by uplifting pharma products and medical equipment from India and beyond. Emirates SkyCargo’s dedicated air transport solution for temperature-sensitive pharma offers industry-leading cool chain solutions and connects India’s suppliers to the rest of the world, supporting the economy at a critical time. Last week, Emirates SkyCargo flew a charter operation carrying 60 tonnes of life-saving pharma from Mumbai to New York, while a scheduled freighter from Ahmedabad uplifted 80 tonnes of mostly pharmaceuticals to destinations across the US, Europe, and Australia.
Emirates SkyCargo flew close to 500,000 COVID-19 testing kits from Guangzhou to Sao Paulo, Brazil on 30 March 2020. An Emirates Boeing 777 freighter transported close to 100 tonnes of relief material including hospital equipment to Milan. Emirates SkyCargo also operated two special charters carrying almost 200 tonnes of medical supplies such as hand sanitisers and protective face masks from Hong Kong to Sydney last week. Dedicated cargo flights from Cairo and Nairobi have also been transporting perishables to destinations in the Middle East.