Between April and June 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated the movement of essential commodities and other supplies for individual consumers and businesses across the world by operating more than 10,000 cargo flights to destinations across 6 continents. And in August, its flagship A380 is expected to resume operation to Guangzhou.
The cargo flights Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated for the past three months were a mix of scheduled, ad-hoc and charter operations.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president of cargo said: “As a customer-focused organization, Emirates SkyCargo has innovatively adapted our cargo operations and offerings over the last few months in line with rapidly evolving market demand. In keeping with our core value as a global facilitator of trade and economies, we have re-grown our network to over 100 destinations with robust flight frequencies to key production and consumer markets.”
During the months of May and June, it operated on an average of more than 3,800 flights per month, with the aircraft traveling to over 100 destinations and covering approximately 37 million kilometers, which is the equivalent distance of roughly 50 trips to the moon and back.
Starting from just over 35 destinations at the end of March 2020, the cargo arm has expanded its network to over 100 scheduled cargo destinations across the world for the month of July 2020. From transporting urgently needed medical supplies and food to materials required for manufacturing and other industries from origin to destination, it is helping reconnect cities to international trade lanes as manufacturing and other economic activities recommence.
Moreover, Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has so far resumed A380 services to five cities and it will gradually expand the deployment of this popular aircraft in line with demand and operational approvals.
The aircraft experience remains highly sought after by travelers for its spacious and comfortable cabins. Customers can currently fly the aircraft daily to Amsterdam, four times a week to Cairo, twice daily to London Heathrow, once daily to Paris, and once weekly to Guangzhou (from August 8).
Over the past week, it has also resumed flights from Dubai to Addis Ababa, Clark, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Prague, São Paulo, Stockholm and Seychelles. With safety as a priority, the airline is gradually expanding its passenger services to 68 cities in August, returning to 50% of its pre-pandemic destination network.
Passengers traveling between the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific can enjoy safe and convenient connections via Dubai. Customers from Emirates’ network can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors.