November 19, 2013

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is expanding its operations in the Indian Subcontinent following the recent launch of Emirates services to Sialkot, the airline’s fifth route in Pakistan.
Supporting the thriving trade between the Indian subcontinent and the rest of the world, Emirates SkyCargo now offers a weekly capacity into and out of the region of 10,900 tons.
“With the new service to Sialkot, which is a major manufacturing hub in Pakistan, we are creating a new lane that will give local businesses access to trade opportunities across Emirates SkyCargo global network of more than 130 destinations, particularly in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Australia,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional SVP, Cargo.
With the addition of Sialkot, Emirates will operate 63 flights a week between Dubai and Pakistan offering 1,400 tons of cargo to Pakistan, giving a 5 percent boost to cargo capacity.
“When combined with the efficiency of one of the youngest fleets in the skies, unrivalled ground-handling facilities, and the very latest IT, Emirates SkyCargo is the ideal partner for Sialkot based businesses as they look to boost trade,” Sultan added.
The Dubai-Sialkot service is operated four times a week by an Airbus A330-200, providing a total weekly cargo capacity of up to 68 tons per direction, giving a boost to trade opportunities.
Key Sialkot exports include sports goods and clothing, gloves, surgical instruments, cutlery, ceramics and leather garments, and will be transported to the UAE and throughout the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Australia. In the other direction, raw materials for manufacturing these products will be the leading commodities imported from the Middle East and Europe.
Pakistan was the first country on Emirates route network when it launched services to Karachi in 1985.

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