SkyCargo launches new Bahrain freighter service
Dubai, December 26, 2007
Emirates Airlines’ SkyCargo has launched a weekly dedicated freighter service from Bahrain to Dubai.
The new A310-300F service, coupled with the belly capacity available on 21 flights in each direction, means shippers now have in excess of 350 tonnes from Bahrain to Dubai each week on Emirates aircraft.
Facilitated by a well established Open Skies Policy, non-oil trade between the two nations grew to more than $500 million in 2006, making the UAE one of Bahrain’s top trading partners.
“By deploying a freighter on this route, Emirates SkyCargo has provided our Bahraini customers with even better connections to Dubai and beyond,” said Emirates senior vice-president, freighters, Hiran Perera,
“The launch of the freighter service is well-timed, coming shortly after Emirates introduced new services to Toronto, Houston and Sao Paulo in the Americas, as well as Newcastle, UK and Ahmedabad, India,” he added.
Main cargoes on the new freighter route are spares, personal effects and horses.
In 2006 Emirates’ SkyCargo successfully transported more than 420 horses across the world.
EK4839 departs Bahrain at 17:35, arriving in Dubai at 19:45 every Friday (local times). – TradeArabia News Service