Emirates SkyCargo on moving essentials during COVID-19 pandemic in Russia
Emirates SkyCargo, the airfreight division of Emirates, plays a vital role in facilitating the movement of essential goods to and from Russia during the COVID-19 pandemic. From January to July 2021 - the air cargo carrier transported more than 8,000 tonnes of vital commodities to and from the country, including essential medical and food supplies, electronics and vaccines.
The air cargo carrier continues to be a strong and reliable partner for Russian exporters, helping local businesses connects to international customers worldwide, by offering cargo capacity on its wide body aircraft fleet.
The air cargo carrier currently operates one weekly flight to Domodedovo Moscow Airport (DME). Utilizing a wide-body Boeing 777F aircraft in addition to offering cargo capacity on its daily passenger flights. In the first half year of this year Emirates SkyCargo was officially ranked the second-most punctual airline in Sheremetyevo Airport's ranking in the category “Cargo airlines (with number of cargo flights in SVO less than 500 in the first half of the year)”.
On March 21st, 2021, Emirates SkyCargo set a new record on its Boeing 777-300ER “mini-freighter” operations in Europe, by transporting close to 62 tonnes of exports per one flight from Sheremetyevo Airport to Dubai, carrying many different types of goods with raw materials, electrical spare parts and tractor parts among them.
From October 3rd, 2020 to date, the airfreight division of Emirates has also transported more than 100 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines and their components from Russia to the UAE, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Angola, Egypt and a number of other countries.