Skycargo starts freighter service to Tunis and Abidjan
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Dubai (UA)-based Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Tunis (Tunisia) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast) with the introduction of a weekly freighter service from today (17 March 2014) The new flight will supplement the existing belly hold cargo capacity provided on Emirates' daily passenger services to the two cities. Emirates SkyCargo currently offers more than 200 t of capacity each week on the Tunis route, while the flights to Abidjan, which is a linked route with Accra (Ghana), offers more than 300 t.
SkyCargo will use one of its Boeing B777Fs on the Dubai-Abidjan-Tunis-Dubai route. The aircraft is capable of carrying 103 t of cargo and its main deck, at 3.7 m, is the widest of any freighter aircraft, enabling it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.