Emirates SkyCargo Named “Overall Carrier of the Year” for Third Year in a Row by Payload Asia

Monday, October 19, 2015 — SINGAPORE, 19 October 2015 –– Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to lead the air cargo industry by winning the coveted “Overall Carrier of the Year” award at the Payload Asia Awards 2015. This is the third consecutive year Emirates SkyCargo has received this prestigious award.

The honour was accepted by Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates Vice President of Far East and Australasia, Cargo, at a gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, in Singapore. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the 2015 Payload Asia Conference, an annual trade event for the air cargo industry.

“We are grateful to have been named ‘Overall Carrier of the Year’ yet again and would like to thank the magazine’s readers, including many of our customers, for voting for us,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo. “This achievement recognizes the hard work of our teams stationed across our global network and the value they bring to our customers each day.”

Emirates SkyCargo was initially shortlisted for the award by an esteemed panel of judges. Readers of Payload Asia were then invited to vote for their favourite carrier. Criteria for the award included the carrier’s network coverage and development strategy, operational performance, customer service and product innovations, as well as market leadership, responsiveness and adaptability.

Emirates SkyCargo is the largest air cargo carrier in the world. With a young and efficient fleet of 240 aircraft, including 15 freighters, SkyCargo’s route network spans 147 destinations in 79 countries on six continents, ensuring significant global reach and connectivity among the trade routes of the world. In its 2014-15 financial year, Emirates SkyCargo carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo across its network, contributing 15 percent – or US $3.4 billion – to the airline's total transport revenue. 

Emirates SkyCargo is the recipient of Payload Asia’s “Overall Carrier of the Year” award, thanks in part to an efficient and modern freighter fleet.

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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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