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Emirates SkyCargo to launch New Zealand cargo services

Four weekly services to be operated by carrier's Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters

Emirates SkyCargo to launch New Zealand cargo services

The service will include exports of foods such as chilled meat, honey, dairy products, and seafood to various destinations in the Middle East and Europe.

Emirates SkyCargo is to launch four weekly cargo services to New Zealand from Sunday (May 3).

The company will operate three weekly Dubai-Auckland-Melbourne-Dubai flight rotations and a once a week Dubai-Sydney-Christchurch-Sydney-Dubai flight service operated by the carrier’s Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters.

The service will include exports of foods such as chilled meat, honey, dairy products, and seafood to various destinations in the Middle East and Europe.

The flight service is also expected to help transport pharmaceuticals and medical appliances to markets in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

"Emirates SkyCargo is delighted to working with the Government of New Zealand to help connect fresh produce of the highest quality and other key exports from Auckland and Christchurch. We consider it our responsibility to ensure that we are able to facilitate adequate supply of food and other essential commodities to markets that we serve and also support exporters in New Zealand at the same time," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo. 

Emirates SkyCargo operates dedicated cargo flights on its Boeing 777 freighters and Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters to more than 60 destinations across six continents.

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