Boxes on 800,000 seats
Emirates Skycargo is marking the first anniversary of loading urgently required PPE, related supplies and other vital cargo on the seats and inside the overhead bins of its B777-300ER passenger aircraft.
Over the past year, over 3,100 flights with cargo on seats and in the overhead bins have transported more than 11,000 t of vital cargo, equivalent to cargo transported on 800,000 aircraft seats. The Dubai-based carrier continues to witness a significant demand for the transportation of cargo inside the aircraft cabin.
The nature of PPE and other medical supplies allow for smaller individual boxes simplifying cargo handling and loading inside the aircraft. Other general cargo including garments and clothing, dry food, dental supplies and sporting goods have also been transported on seats. (ah)