Emirates SkyCargo announced it operated more than 10,000 cargo flights to destinations across six continents between April to June 2020.
The flights, which were a mix of scheduled, ad-hoc and charters, facilitated the movement of essential commodities and other supplies for individual consumers and businesses worldwide.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President for Cargo said, “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, Emirates SkyCargo operated on an average more than 3,800 flights per month, with the aircraft travelling to over 100 destinations and covering approximately 37 million kilometres, which is the equivalent distance of roughly 50 trips to the moon and back.
The cargo carrier had also operated 500 flights in the months of May and June with cargo loaded in the overhead bins, on the passenger seats or on the floor of the passenger cabin of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. These flights transported a wide variety of commodities to over 50 global destinations.
Starting from just over 35 destinations at the end of March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has expanded its network to over 100 scheduled cargo destinations worldwide for the month of July 2020.