December 18, 2019: Emirates SkyCargo has carried more than 850 tonnes of cherries in nine charter flights from Santiago, Chile to destinations in East Asia including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul between November 15 - December 13. The cherries made their way from Santiago on Emirates SkyCargo’s B777F aircraft which have the capacity to carry around 100 tonnes of cargo per flight.
During the financial year 2018 - 19, Chile exported around 180,000 tonnes of cherries to global markets and the volume of exports is expected to grow during the current season.
During its first year of operations in Chile (July 2018-June 2019), the carrier helped export over 4,000 tonnes of Chilean salmon to China and other markets across the world on its passenger flights. In addition to cherries and salmon, Emirates SkyCargo also helps exporters in Chile to transport other local produce including blueberries and grapes.
Emirates SkyCargo provides one of the fastest connections by air for cargo travelling between Chile and East Asia.
The carrier also offers a specialised solution called Emirates Fresh which ensures that fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce retain their freshness during the journey from origin to destination. During the last financial year, Emirates SkyCargo moved more than 400,000 tonnes of perishables across the world.
Emirates SkyCargo operates scheduled freighter services to over 40 global destinations every week and in addition deploys freighter aircraft on charter operations in response to customer demand. In South America, Emirates SkyCargo operates freighters on a scheduled basis to Brazil (Viracopos) and Ecuador (Quito).