The Emirates SkyCargo has scaled up its services to connect an increasing number of global destinations, keeping up its commitment to deliver food, medical supplies, and other essential commodities to markets across the globe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The air cargo carrier currently operates flights to 51 destinations globally, said a press release on Thursday.
Of these, 19 cities are served by the Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft offering up to 100 tonnes of capacity per flight and 38 destinations are served by dedicated cargo flights on Emirates' Boeing 777 passenger aircraft offering up to 50 tonnes of capacity.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates' divisional senior vice-president, said: "We have particularly ramped up operations for transporting cargo in the belly hold of our passenger aircraft in the last two weeks. Emirates SkyCargo has been expanding its network on a daily basis."
During the previous week, Emirates SkyCargo operated more than 160 flights on its freighter aircraft and close to 90 flights on its passenger aircraft. The following week, the air cargo carrier operated close to 160 flights on its passenger aircraft alone.
Emirates SkyCargo has also operated an increasing number of special charter flights for cargo, both on its freighter and passenger aircraft.
Since the beginning of April, the carrier has operated more than 30 charter flights connecting over 20 global destinations.
The main commodities transported on the charter flights are medical supplies such as face masks, protective covers, sanitizers, equipment for hospitals, in addition to pharmaceuticals, raw materials, and spare parts, reads the press release.