Emirates flight from Bangalore to boost cargo capacity
Bangalore, Oct 24 (UNI) Emirates Airline's new passenger service to the city, commencing on October 29, will give a fillip to cargo sector, providing 20 additional tonnes of cargo capacity in both directions.
Emirates, in a release here today, said the new service, operated on both the A330-200 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft, would give Emirates a full eight, non-stop, direct weekly frequencies in addition to its existing weekly freighter flight.
Typical exports from Bangalore, including computer equipment and garments, would continue to constitute a large proportion of freight out of the city, while shipments into Bangalore were expected to include growing quantities of consumer goods and personal effects.
''Bangalore is a key destination for Emirates SkyCargo and we have noted increasing demand for capacity over the recent years,'' Mr Ram Menen, Divisional Senior Vice-President, Cargo, said.
The expansion of cargo services to Bangalore coincided with Emirates SkyCargo's recent major fleet expansion announcements.
Recently, the carrier had signed a contract for ten Boeing 747-8Fs worth US Dollar 2.8 billion and announced a commitment to purchase rights for ten additional 747-8Fs. The contract signing for the ten Boeing 747-8Fs formalised the airline's order, announced at the Farnborough Air Show earlier this year.
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