Emirates SkyCargo Launches Freighter Service to Mexico City and Atlanta
Monday, 19 May 2014
An Emirates Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft
DUBAI - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has added Mexico City and Atlanta to its flight schedule, the once-a-week service to Mexico City starts in Dubai with a stop en route to Frankfurt, while on the way back the flight makes a scheduled stop in Houston and Copenhagen before heading back to Dubai.

The freighter service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport from Dubai,  a weekly service, has a scheduled stop in Frankfurt and on the return leg stops at Copenhagen.

On both routes Emirates SkyCargo operates a Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft with 103 tonnes cargo capacity and ability to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.

Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, said: “The recent introduction of freighter services to Mexico City and Atlanta is part of Emirates SkyCargo’s continued expansion of our route network to offer customers new trade and business opportunities across the world.

"Both cities are major cargo destinations, with Mexico City being one of the largest manufacturing hubs in Latin America, while Atlanta ranks tenth among North American airports in terms of cargo volume.

“Our freighters give us the flexibility to create new trade lanes and opportunities for our customers. This, coupled with the belly-hold cargo capacity of our passenger fleet and growing worldwide network, gives Emirates SkyCargo huge capacity and global reach across six continents."

Emirates SkyCargo has a fleet of 12 freighters, 10 Boeing 777 Fs and two Boeing 747-400 ERFs, from 1 May 2014 started operating from its new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport.