The Ramadan month of fasting and the build-up to this weekend’s Eid festivities have given air cargo operators a volume surge, according to one leading executive.
Ram Menen, Emirates divisional senior vice president of cargo, said Ramadan had boosted cargo traffic into Middle Eastern, African and Indian Subcontinent markets.
“Moving into the Indian Subcontinent is predominantly the gift parcels comprising electronic items, while the GCC and Middle East is more of the mobile phones and accessories,” he said.
“Ramadan is also our busiest period in terms of importing foodstuff to the Middle East,” he said.
“The pre-Eid rush has also begun and, with only a few days to go, the last minute rush for space on flights has well and truly started,” Menen said.
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