Emirates SkyCargo Scores Double Honours at Air Cargo Africa 2015
Air Cargo Africa, which was recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an international biennial air cargo trade show and awards event organised by STAT Times and serves as an industry platform to showcase one of the economy’s key sectors. The awards event is aimed at fostering excellence in the air cargo industry, with award winners decided on the basis of results of online participation by worldwide readers of STAT Times.
“At Emirates SkyCargo we continually focus on providing our customers with the best solutions for their specific needs, whether it is the movement of general cargo to more specialised goods such as pharmaceuticals. Innovation and customer service is something we invest heavily in to ensure we remain a leader in the industry. We are also very happy to be at this event being held in Africa, which is a key region for us as we grow our operations and create more trade links between Africa and destinations across our extensive global network,” he added.
Emirates SkyCargo has become a valued partner for many local businesses across the continent, carrying goods to and from 27 African points to Emirates’ network of more than 145 destinations across six continents. Five of the 27 destinations, Djibouti, Eldoret, Kano, Lilongwe and the recently added Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, are scheduled freighter services, while nine destinations are both passenger and cargo, and includes for example, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Accra and Entebbe.
Emirates SkyCargo operates a fleet of 14 freighters, 12 Boeing 777 Fs and two Boeing 747-400 ERFs, which operate to over 50 scheduled freighter routes from its new cargo terminal, Emirates SkyCentral at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport.