Emirates SkyCargo launches freighter service to Oslo

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 12 October 2016, DUBAI, U.A.E., Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international cargo airline, is expanding its presence in Scandinavia with the launch of a new weekly freighter service from Oslo to Dubai starting 11 October 2016.

The service is operated by an Emirates Skycargo Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft which has the capacity to carry just over 100 tonnes of cargo. Large and outsized shipments can also be easily uplifted through the aircraft’s wide main deck cargo doors. The cargo capacity offered through the weekly freighter is in addition to the 175 tonnes of belly hold capacity offered on the 5 weekly Boeing 777-300ER passenger flights from Oslo.

The new weekly freighter service from Oslo will facilitate increasing exports of seafood, in particular salmon, from Norway. The last six years have witnessed a doubling of Norwegian seafood exports* because of increased demand from global customers for Norwegian salmon, trout, cod and crab.

Emirates SkyCargo has state of the art facilities at its Emirates SkyCentral freighter hub at Dubai World Central for the transportation of temperature sensitive seafood shipments. This includes over 15,000 square metres of temperature controlled storage space and 12 dedicated reefer trucks operating 24/7 between Dubai World Central and Dubai International Airport offering a transit time of just 5 hours between arrival of goods at Dubai World Central and their departure on belly hold capacity in passenger flights from Dubai International Airport to over 150 destinations across 82 countries in six continents across the world.

Watch an Emirates SkyCargo Case Study Video on how salmon are transported from Norway to restaurants in Japan.

Emirates SkyCargo remains an important facilitator of trade between Scandinavia and the rest of the world offering nearly 600 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity through passenger flights to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm and freighter services to Copenhagen and Oslo.

EK 9370 arrives at Oslo every Tuesday at 10.05hrs and will depart from Oslo at 12.00hrs reaching Dubai at 18.40hrs on the same day.  The Norwegian capital is the latest to join Emirates SkyCargo’s network of over 50 freighter destinations across the world. Emirates SkyCargo operates a fleet of 15 dedicated freighters- 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs out of its Emirates SkyCentral freighter hub at Dubai World Central.

*As reported by Norwegian Seafood Council 

Emirates SkyCargo case study: Salmon

Emirates SkyCargo Weekly Freighter Service to Oslo Photo: Avinor Oslo Airport
Emirates SkyCargo Freighter Arrives in Oslo.  Photo: Avinor Oslo Airport
Emirates SkyCargo Launches Freighter Service to Oslo Photo: Avinor Oslo Airport

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Emirates SkyCargo is the largest international airline cargo operator in the world. With an unrivalled route network, we connect cargo customers to over 150 cities in 83 countries on six continents and operate in many of the world’s fastest developing markets. Our cargo hold capacity comprises Emirates’ fleet of over 255 aircraft, including 14 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and one B747-400ERFs.

Emirates SkyCargo operates state-of-the-art cargo facilities at its dual hub locations in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) with cargo being moved 24/7 by truck between the two airports via a bonded virtual corridor.

Emirates SkyCargo offers specialised cool chain solutions for perishables and temperature sensitive product such as pharmaceuticals. The carrier operates the first and the largest GDP certified multi-airport hub in the world with 8600 square metres of dedicated space for pharmaceuticals across its hub.

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