Emirates SkyCargo has started utilising its Airbus A380 aircraft on select cargo charter operations to transport urgently required cargo across its network. The first dedicated Emirates A380 ‘mini-freighter’ successfully transported medical supplies between Seoul and Amsterdam via Dubai.
Emirates SkyCargo has introduced dedicated cargo operations on the A380 aircraft in response to the surge in the demand for air cargo capacity required for the urgent transportation of critical goods, including medical supplies for combatting COVID-19 in regions experiencing a second wave of the pandemic.
Emirates SkyCargo is working on further optimising the capacity of its Airbus A380 aircraft through measures such as seat loading of cargo and has planned more dedicated cargo flights on the aircraft for the month of November.
Working collaboratively with the Engineering and Flight Operations teams within Emirates, the cargo carrier has optimised the capacity of the Airbus A380 to safely transport around 50 tonnes cargo per flight in the bellyhold of the aircraft.
Emirates SkyCargo currently offers cargo capacity on scheduled flights to 135 destinations across the world. The carrier operates dedicated cargo flights on its Boeing 777-F and its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft including 14 modified Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft with seats removed from Economy Class for accommodating additional cargo volume.