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Emirates SkyCargo imports 34,000 tonnes of food

Emirates SkyCargo is currently operating flights to 60 destinations on a scheduled basis, in addition to other flights being conducted as charter and ad hoc operations

Emirates SkyCargo imports 34,000 tonnes of food

Emirates SkyCargo has helped import during 34,000 tonnes of food into the UAE this year, including 13,000 at the height of the Covid-19 restrictions in March and April, the company announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, Emirates SkyCargo said it brought in food from more than 35 countries around the world in April alone.

“Despite the severe reduction in the number of flights we operate and the resultant reduction in the amount of cargo capacity we can work with, we have given top importance to maintain food supplies in the UAE as we consider this our responsibility,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional senior vice president, Cargo.

Among the most important markets that Emirates SkyCargo has operated to include Australia, Egypt, India, Kenya and Pakistan, Sultan said.

Emirates SkyCargo is currently operating flights to 60 destinations on a scheduled basis, in addition to other flights being conducted as charter and ad hoc operations.

The food imports that Emirates SkyCargo has facilitated since the start of the year include 5,200 tonnes of food – including chilled meat – from Australia, 2,500 tonnes from Egypt, 4,000 tonnes from India, 2,500 tonnes from Kenya and 1,600 tonnes of salmon from Norway.

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