Emirates SkyCargo lifts LA capacity
U.A.E,August 30, 2014, (STAT): Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and global connector of trade T and economies, has added Los Angeles to its network of freighter destinations across the United States, with the start of a weekly service to the city. Los Angeles recently joined Chicago, Atlanta and Houston in Emirates SkyCargo’s US freighter network. In addition to freighter flights, Emirates SkyCargo also has belly-hold cargo services to Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston and Dallas. “We have a network of ten key cities across the United States, which enables us to provide broad access to the world’s largest economy for businesses across our network, and for American businesses in other parts of the world. The US economy is rebounding and we are seeing an upswing in the demand for air cargo services,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates Senior Vice President Cargo Planning and Freighters. “Los Angeles ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the US in the amount of air cargo tonnage processed, and handled over 1. 9 million tons of air cargo valued at nearly US$ 87 billion in 2012, which is indicative of its importance as an air cargo hub. We anticipate good growth out of Los Angeles,” he added. Commenting on the new service,Gina Marie Lindsey, Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports, the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and two other airports, said, “Los Angeles International Airport is the primary cargo airport serving Southern California. We welcome Emirates SkyCargo to our region’s vast air-cargo-handling network of airlines, freight forwarders, customs brokers and cargo facilities. We look forward to the economic benefits Emirates SkyCargo’s weekly freighter service will provide”.