Skip to content Skip to Search
Skip navigation

Emirates SkyCargo grows fleet to expand reach

Emirates SkyCargo
Emirates SkyCargo expects to double its existing capacity over the next decade

Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo has added two Boeing 747-400Fs to its freighter fleet, reflecting its confidence in the global cargo market despite ongoing global economic uncertainty.

The cargo division of Emirates is expecting 15 more freighters to join its fleet from announced orders. The additions will boost the belly-hold capacity from new passenger aircraft deliveries starting with Airbus A350s in late summer 2024, followed by 777-Xs the year after.

Over the next decade, Emirates SkyCargo expects to double its existing capacity and add over 20 new destinations to its freighter network, with a fleet mix of over 300 wide-body aircraft.

Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president, Emirates SkyCargo, said: “While the current market volatility may cause others to hesitate, Emirates SkyCargo is pushing full steam ahead with our plans.”

He added that the medium to long-term projections for global air cargo shows an upward trajectory of between three and five percent.

Secured on a long-term wet-lease basis, the two Boeing 747-Fs complement Emirates SkyCargo’s existing fleet of 11 Boeing 777 freighters and are currently being deployed to Chicago three times weekly and to Hong Kong nine times weekly.

“The new aircraft means we can expand our freighter network and amplify the connectivity with the main Emirates network,” Sultan said.

Through its hub in Dubai, Emirates SkyCargo transports cargo to 150 destinations across a global network spanning six continents.

Latest articles

Saudi housing costs rose nearly 9% year on year in May

Saudi housing costs rise but inflation remains steady

Housing costs in Saudi Arabia rose nearly 9 percent year on year in May, but it was not enough to push overall inflation in the kingdom over 2 percent. The latest data from the General Authority for Statistics showed the annual inflation rate in Saudi Arabia was 1.6 percent in May, having remained at this […]

OTB Group has a presence in Dubai with its Maison Margiela store in the Dubai Mall

Chalhoub Group in venture with Italian luxury brand

Luxury distributor Chalhoub Group has entered into a joint venture with Italian fashion conglomerate OTB Group to expand the brand’s footprint in the Gulf. OTB (which stands for Only The Brave) owns the Diesel, Jil Sander, Maison Margiela, Marni and Viktor&Rolf brands, the Staff International and Brave Kid companies, and holds a stake in the […]

Arid conditions brought about by the drought in Morocco are affecting the cost of sheep

Drought pushes up sheep price for Eid in Morocco

The price for a sheep in Morocco for the annual sacrifice at Eid al-Adha has increased on average at 10 times the 2.2 percent rate of inflation. A medium-sized female sheep costs MAD4000 ($400) as opposed to MAD3000 last year. This puts it out of range for many families in the country where a high […]

Countryside, Farm, Field

Oman to build agricultural city to enhance food security

Oman will build an agricultural city as part of its food security initiative, a news report said. Saham Agricultural City will cover an area of 65 sq km, with 70 percent dedicated to agriculture and 30 percent to urban development, Oman Daily Observer reported. The city will use advanced technologies such as hydroponics, aeroponics and […]