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Emirates launches new cargo route to Hong Kong, Delhi

Emirates SkyCargo says weekly service will tap increasing cargo movements between the world’s top cargo hub and India’s busiest cargo hub

Emirates launches new cargo route to Hong Kong, Delhi

Emirates SkyCargo, the world’s largest international air cargo carrier, has strengthened its footprint in the Far East and Indian subcontinent with the launch of a new weekly freighter service from Hong Kong to Dubai via Delhi.

The new weekly service is being introduced to tap increasing cargo movements between Hong Kong, the world’s top cargo hub and Delhi, India’s busiest cargo hub, the Dubai-based carrier said in a statement.

Some of the key exports carried by Emirates SkyCargo from Hong Kong to India include pharmaceutical raw materials, electronics and machinery.

From Delhi, Emirates SkyCargo connects customers to over 150 destinations around the world via its hub in Dubai. Key exports from Delhi include leather goods, garments, pharmaceuticals and perishables, the statement added.

The new service from Hong Kong to Delhi also aims to facilitate growing trade flows between the Far East Asia and India.

Emirates SkyCargo also operates freighter services twice a week from Shanghai to Mumbai and onwards to Dubai and 18 dedicated cargo flights from Hong Kong to Dubai.

Emirates SkyCargo will operate the service with a Boeing 777-F, providing 100 tonnes of cargo capacity with one of the widest main deck cargo doors to facilitate the uplifting of large cargo consignments.

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