Emirates SkyCargo makes a splash at Air Cargo India 2022

Dubai, UAE, 02 June 2022: Emirates SkyCargo has concluded a successful Air Cargo India in Mumbai, engaging with its industry partners and customers through a packed schedule of meetings, panel discussions, networking events and media briefings, culminating in a celebratory awards and gala dinner event for over 300 guests.

Leading the Emirates SkyCargo delegation at Air Cargo India, Jassim Saif, VP Commercial, West Asia,  Emirates SkyCargo said: “This is our first major cargo conference on Indian soil since 2019 and meeting clients face to face is such an integral part of doing business here. There were lots of updates to share and business opportunities to discuss; from offering our customers more cargo capacity with our expanding freighter fleet, to our plans to help connect India’s agri-tech farmers to a wider network of clients from Dubai.”

Dennis Lister, VP Cargo Commercial Development, Emirates SkyCargo added: “Emirates SkyCargo has deep ties with India, dating back to our first flight in 1985. Today, we are proud to serve customers at nine gateways in India offering rapid access to global markets through our network, as well as unmatched solutions for all manner of important export goods from pharma and perishables to textiles and high value tech items.”

In the coming months, Emirates SkyCargo will identify and invite a number of Indian agri-tech farmers who practice sustainable farming and circular economy principles, to participate in next year’s Gulfood, one of the world’s largest food distribution exhibitions held annually in Dubai.

Abdulla Alkhallafi, Emirates SkyCargo Cargo Manager, India and Nepal said: “By supporting agri-tech farmers, the pioneers in their field and connecting them with potential business and growth opportunities will also help Emirates SkyCargo grow more out of India, particularly around perishables.”

Bringing welcome capacity to serve strong customer demand across its network, Emirates SkyCargo last week welcomed its 11th Boeing 777 to its freighter fleet and expects delivery of its 12th 777 freighter in June.  At a media briefing held on the side lines of Air Cargo India, Emirates SkyCargo also revealed plans to convert six passenger 777s into freighters; boosting its fleet to 20 by the end of 2026.

On the opening night of Air Cargo India, Emirates hosted 300 guests from the cargo and logistics industry, treating them to Emirates’ world class hospitality including a raffle to win Business Class tickets to Melbourne, money-can’t-buy Emirates hospitality passes to the highly anticipated cricket T20 World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, and a coveted cricket bat signed by the Indian cricket team.

Emirates SkyCargo also picked up an award on the second night for its shipment of Covid-19 vaccine.  The Global Air Cargo Transport Leader of Covid Vaccine Award was given to Emirates SkyCargo after it transported more than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines on its aircraft. The air cargo carrier has achieved this historic milestone within a span of 18 months from the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines trialled in October 2020. More than 4,200 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines, equivalent to over 1 billion doses, have been moved to over 80 destinations on over 2,000 Emirates flights.