Emirates SkyCargo starts loading operations with the A380.

Emirates SkyCargo has begun using its Airbus A380 aircraft in selected cargo charter operations to transport urgently needed goods across its network.

Emirates’ first A380 ‘mini-cargo’ has successfully transported medical supplies between Seoul and Amsterdam via Dubai.

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Working in collaboration with Emirates’ engineering and flight operations teams, the company has optimized the cargo capacity of the Airbus A380 to safely carry around 50 tons per flight in the aircraft’s hold, EuropaPress reported.

Emirates SkyCargo has introduced dedicated cargo operations with the A380 in response to increased demand for air cargo capacity required for the urgent transport of essential goods, including medical supplies to combat COVID-19 in regions experiencing a second wave of the pandemic.

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The company is working to further optimize the capacity of its Airbus A380 aircraft through measures such as aircraft seat loading, and has planned more dedicated aircraft cargo flights for November.

Emirates SkyCargo operates dedicated cargo flights on its Boeing 777-F and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, including 14 upgraded Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft without Economy Class seats to increase cargo volume.

Emirates SkyCargo has recently announced the establishment of the world’s largest air operations center in Dubai that meets the EU’s GDP for COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition to adequate infrastructure for vaccine storage, the facility could also offer services such as repackaging and redistribution of the vaccine. The company has also established a rapid response team to coordinate vaccine transfer requests.

Emirates SkyCargo currently offers cargo capacity on scheduled flights to 135 destinations worldwide.

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