Emirates plane airlifts 62-ton food supplies from Karachi to Dubai
April 9, 2020 06:18 PM
Emirates SkyCargo has broken a global record for maximum cargo loaded in the lower deck of a Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft. The SkyCargo team in Karachi, Pakistan transported just under 62 tonnes of cargo, primarily food items including vegetables, fish and meat, on a single flight bound to Dubai.
The air cargo carrier currently operates flights to 51 destinations globally, out of which 19 cities are served by the Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter aircraft offering up to 100 tonnes of capacity per flight and 38 destinations are served by dedicated cargo flights on Emirates' Boeing 777 passenger aircraft offering up to 50 tonnes belly capacity.
For the month April alone, the airline operated 30 charter flights to 20 global destinations.
During the week ending 4 April, Emirates SkyCargo had operated more than 160 flights on its freighter aircraft and close to 90 flights on its passenger aircraft. The following week, the air cargo carrier had operated close to 160 flights on its passenger aircraft.
Over and above scheduled operations, Emirates SkyCargo has also operated an increasing number of special charter flights for cargo both on its freighter and passenger aircraft.
Since the start of April, the carrier has executed more than 30 charter flights connecting over 20 global destinations.
The main commodities transported on the charter flights are medical supplies including face masks, protective covers, sanitisers, equipment for hospitals in addition to pharmaceuticals, raw materials and spare parts.