Emirates SkyCargo launches flights to Chittagong | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 05, 2013 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 05, 2013

Emirates SkyCargo launches flights to Chittagong

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has strengthened its operations in Bangladesh by introducing dedicated cargo flights to Chittagong.
Emirates SkyCargo will serve the commercial capital of Bangladesh once a week with Boeing 777-200 freighters, said a statement.
A 100-tonne capacity freighter arrived at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport at 1pm and departed for Hong Kong at 3pm on January 29, the launching day of the operations.
“Emirates SkyCargo is watching with great attention the growth in Bangladesh's economy,” said Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates' vice president (commercial-cargo).
“We decided to introduce this flight as serving the country's commercial capital will lead to greater connectivity with the country's export destinations.”
“Emirates is the first airline to introduce scheduled freighter flights to Chittagong, boosting its importance further,” said Emirates SkyCargo Manager Bangladesh Sheikh Idrish Ali.
“It has fulfilled a long-standing demand of businessmen in the port city. The dedicated freighter flight to Chittagong has been of great help to the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) located in the port city as it is facilitating the EPZs by offering faster and safer transportation of import and export goods.”
In addition to Chittagong, Emirates SkyCargo's freighters serve Dhaka twice a week, offering via Dubai convenient connections to European, Middle East and US destinations.
The airline has a dedicated freighter network to 12 destinations worldwide. These are Taipei, Chittagong, Eldoret, Lilongwe, Kabul, Almaty, Gothenburg, Zaragoza, Viracopos, Tripoli, Djibouti and Liege.
It also offers cargo capacity on its passenger fleet of 185 wide-bodied aircraft that fly to over 128 destinations in 74 countries.

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