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Emirates freight unit set to launch new Bali services

Emirates SkyCargo says Bali will be its second gateway in Indonesia after Jakarta

Emirates freight unit set to launch new Bali services

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, said on Tuesday it will soon launch a new service to the Indonesian island of Bali.

Bali will become Emirates SkyCargo’s second gateway in Indonesia and the 24th Asia Pacific point in its global network, the carrier said in a statement.

The airline added that it will offer 294 tonnes of cargo capacity per week both ways in the belly-hold of a Boeing 777-300ER which will be used on the route.

The new Bali service will bring to four the number of daily flights Emirates SkyCargo has to Indonesia - three of which are to the country’s capital Jakarta.

"With Bali joining our network, it opens up new opportunities for businesses on the island as well as for those across our network of more than 140 destinations. Our hub, Dubai, which is strategically located between east and west, enables us to offer our customers in the Asia Pacific region access to markets in the Middle East, Africa and Europe," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo.

Jakarta was Emirates’ first gateway in Indonesia when it launched its three flights per week service via Singapore and Colombo in 1992, and since March 2013, the airline has been operating three non-stop flights daily from Jakarta to Dubai.

In 2014, Emirates SkyCargo carried 16,000 tonnes of cargo on its three flights from Jakarta to Dubai.

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