Working in a scenario where global air cargo capacity has been severely constrained due to restrictions on passenger flights, Emirates SkyCargo continues to ensure that goods such as food and medical supplies are transported to destinations where they are needed the most. In line with the mandate from the UAE government, the air cargo carrier is deploying sufficient air cargo capacity to ensure constant supply and replenishment of food products and medicines in the UAE.
Emirates SkyCargo has deployed a range of measures, including additional freighter flights, and using connecting road feeder services to help transport essential cargo such as pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, perishables, and other raw materials to the UAE and other global destinations.
Between mid-January and mid-March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo transported more than 225,000 tonnes of cargo in total out of which 55,000 tonnes were food items including fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood, and more than 13,000 tonnes were pharmaceutical cargo.
Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo, said: "Emirates SkyCargo is a customer-focused carrier and we take our commitment to movement of essential commodities for communities very seriously. By operating our freighter fleet at full capacity across six continents with a combination of scheduled and ad-hoc operations, we are making sure that we can maintain the flow of goods such as medical and pharmaceutical supplies, equipment and food items not just to Dubai and the UAE but to other global destinations where they are most needed across the world."
Sultan added, "We're also looking at more new and innovative ways to best serve our customers and the global markets and will continue to communicate with our customers on a daily basis to ensure our services are optimized to best support their needs in these challenging times."
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