Emirates SkyCargo adds capacity by acquiring a new Boeing 777 freighter to its fleet
Emirates SkyCargo is expanding its capabilities and capacity to meet current needs and for long-term growth. The airline recently acquired a new Boeing-777 Freighter to its fleet. This latest delivery brings Emirates SkyCargo’s B-777F fleet to 10, and comes ahead of the move of its freighter operations to Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport in May 2014. It is a dedicated freighter cargo terminal that will be able to handle 700,000 tonnes of cargo annually.
The B-777F aircraft is one of the most modern, technologically advanced freighters available and has the lowest fuel-burn of any comparable-sized aircraft. The aircraft is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo and its main cargo deck is the widest of any freighter aircraft at 3.7 metres, which enables it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.