is a cargo airline
based in Dubai
, United Arab Emirates
. It is the air freight division of Emirates
, which started operations in October 1985, the same year Emirates was formed. Since then it has been the main cargo division of Emirates, and the anchor cargo airline at Dubai International Airport
, its main hub. Emirates SkyCargo operates dedicated cargo flights to 20 destinations in 15 countries
from Dubai International Airport, and through the Emirates network
has access to additional 79 destinations. Whilst using bellyhold capacity in the Emirates' passenger fleet
, it also operate freighter aircraft
to various destinations. Emirates SkyCargo is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group
, which has over 40,000 employees, and is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.GulfNews.com
In 2008 Emirates SkyCargo moved its operations into a Cargo Mega Terminal
, which has the capacity to process 1.2 million tonnes of cargo annually. During the financial year 2008-09, EmiratesSkyCargo carried in 1,408,300 tonnes of cargo, an improvement of 9.8% compared to the previous year. Emirates SkyCargo, accounts for 20% of Emirates’ transport revenue.
As of 2009, Emirates SkyCargo is the seventh largest
cargo airline in terms of the total freight tonne-kilometres flown and sixth......