Emirates To Begin Cargo Service To Bangalore In Dec

New Delhi, Nov 7: | Updated: Nov 8 2003, 05:30am hrs
Tapping the growing potential of air cargo from India, Emirates SkyCargo, a division of the Dubai-based Emirates Airlines, will be launching its first freighter, a Boeing 747 to Bangalore early next month.

Emirates vice-president (India and Nepal) Nabil Sultan said here on Friday that the all-cargo service would be weekly.

Capable of carrying up to 110 tonne, Emirates SkyCargos pure freighter service will add the much-needed capacity on the high density route, he claimed. The group has seen an impressive growth in cargo from the country as compared to last year. Emirates SkyCargos constant expanding network presently serves over 50 destinations from Australia to Europe and Asia to Africa and, through an extensive interline alliances with other carriers, it is able to provide a global logistics capability.

SkyCargos air network has an extensive system of scheduled truck links to regional off-line points, providing customers with speed of air transport and convenience of local collection and delivery. Emirates has established trucking services already on some routes from Chennai.

The airline offers the facility to carry cargo to destinations in West Asia, including Jeddah, Kuwait, Bahrain and Muscat apart from a number of European destinations.