Emirates SkyCargo resumed its operation to Dhaka operating weekly flights every Tuesday and Thursday for a month amid coronavirus pandemic.
The Dubai-based cargo airline in a press release Tuesday said its scheduled freighter services is being operated by a passenger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which carries consignments in its belly-hold and in the cabins.
Readymade garments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and facemasks, medicines, perishables and courier goods are expected to form the bulk of cargo to Europe and the US, and imports are likely to include industrial machinery and raw materials.
"Emirates SkyCargo has always been at the forefront of facilitating Bangladesh's trade and commerce. We are now playing a vital role in supporting the local industry by helping reinstate the supply chain with markets globally that are the country's key trade partners," said Sheikh Idrish Ali, Emirates' cargo manager Bangladesh.
Cargo manager Sheikh Idrish said that the air cargo industry was now more important than ever, and they take their responsibility very seriously.
"Our highly specialised products – from Emirates Pharma to Emirates Fresh – have all been designed to maintain an unbroken cool chain for temperature-sensitive products and maintain the utmost integrity throughout our supply chain," said the cargo manager.
"Safety is always top of mind for our employees and customers, and we have ensured full personal safety measures," he added.
Emirates SkyCargo is currently operating nearly 100 scheduled flights to over 70 cities across six continents on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft and Boeing 777 freighters, besides charter flights to more cities.
The cargo division offers connections to markets such as New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Texas with daily passenger freighters to London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Brussels.
At its operations hub in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo has installed sanitisation tunnels for employees and visitors, plus thermal body temperature scanners for employees at Emirates SkyCentral.
For booking cargo space and detail information, customers may contact their cargo agents, Emirates SkyCargo office in Dhaka or visit www.emirates.com/bd/english.