Emirates SkyCargo reinstates dual hub operations in Dubai
Emirates SkyCargo Airlines has announced the reopening of its cargo hub in southern Dubai, Emirates SkyCentral DWC, to operate dedicated cargo aircraft beginning March 26, 2022.
The move will mark the air cargo carrier’s return to cargo operations through two hubs in Dubai after a nearly two-year hiatus. In April 2020, Emirates SkyCargo consolidated cargo (main deck) and passenger (belly) cargo operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) due to the suspension of passenger flights in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The consolidation was aimed at streamlining and speeding up the transportation of relief supplies and medical supplies around the world.
With the growth of Emirates’ passenger network and operations, as well as a gradual increase in cargo volumes, Emirates SkyCargo will once again operate at two hubs in Dubai: Emirates SkyCentral DXB will handle cargo arriving or departing on passenger aircraft, and Emirates SkyCentral DWC will handle cargo aircraft.
Emirates SkyCentral DWC opened in 2015 and has a total cargo capacity of more than 1 million tons per year. The state-of-the-art terminal has extensive cold chain handling equipment as well as a special handling area for pharmaceutical products certified to EU GDP standards. Dedicated aircraft parking lots in the immediate vicinity of the terminal ensure fast and efficient transport of goods.
A fleet of dedicated trucks operating on a 24*7 basis will ensure smooth cargo delivery between the two airports. For high-priority cargo and goods requiring urgent delivery, Emirates SkyCargo will be able to provide connection time of less than five hours from wheels down at DXB to wheels up at DWC and vice versa.
Emirates SkyCargo is the cargo division of Emirates, offering customers cargo transportation on wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft across a global network of more than 140 destinations on six continents.
.@emirates SkyCargo to reactivate its cargo hub in @Dubai_South, Emirates SkyCentral DWC, for dedicated freighter aircraft operations from 26 March 2022. #Dubai https://t.co/rdRJAq0bLs pic.twitter.com/6hAk6gCVTU— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 16, 2022
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