Emirates adds B777F and extends network
Emirates Skycargo has taken delivery of its latest B777F. In 2021-22, annual tonnage carried by Emirates' freight division exceeded 2.1 million, an increase of 15%, with the transport of perishables exceeding 260,000 t, and both pharma and valuable goods each growing by 17%.
The Dubai-based carrier will now serve China with an additional four freighter flights every week (+400 t to and from China). From this week, Shanghai will be served with six direct flights, Beijing with two and Guangzhou with four.
Plans are also afoot to increase frequencies to Hanoi and Sydney. The brand-new freighter, A6-EFU, will maintain the fleet total at 11 B777Fs because A6-EFG was returned to its lessor. Plans are also underway to convert ten PAX 777s into freighters, boosting the cargo fleet to 21 by the end of 2026. (ah)