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Emirates invests $1 billion to increase cargo capacity.

by Mahua Special Editor

“The last two years have highlighted the importance of supply chain connectivity and air cargo capacity to global communities and economies,” said sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group.

777-300ER conversions

Emirates SkyCargo and Israel Aerospace Industries have contracted to convert four Boeing 777-300ERs. More Boeing 777-300ER conversions are possible under the contract. The four aircraft will be converted from early 2023 to early 2024, each taking up to five months.

“Emirates’ wide-body fleet, worldwide network, and advanced infrastructure in Dubai help make crucial items available to clients and consumers globally.” We are pleased to announce a $1 billion commitment to boost our cargo capacity. As one of the world’s largest airline cargo carriers, we are confident in our future expansion and success.”

New 777-Fs

Emirates SkyCargo has ordered two new Boeing 777-F aircraft from Boeing for delivery in April and June 2022. Emirates SkyCargo has been operating the Boeing 777-F since 2009. The arrival of two new cargo aircraft will allow Emirates SkyCargo to better serve its customers.

777 Freighter, stated Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing. “Emirates’ success is a credit to the 777’s market-leading efficiency, greater sustainability, and remarkable range.”

This allows for more low density cargo than the Boeing 777-F manufacturing freighter. They will boost Emirates SkyCargo’s maindeck cargo capacity on global routes, focusing on high-volume trade channels. In terms of payload capacity, the twin-engine aircraft is comparable to the Boeing 777-F production freighters.

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