Three new services launched to the U.S. by Emirates SkyCargo this year are attracting large flows of cargo, according to the airline.
“Our expanded services have not only boosted U.S. trade with the UAE, but also with its business partners throughout the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Far East and Australasia,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo.
The carrier launched services to Dallas/Fort Worth, Seattle and Washington, D.C., earlier this year to take its number of U.S. trade lanes to seven.
“Demand on our new Washington, D.C. service has exceeded expectations and is an encouraging indicator of the business potential in the area,” said Ed Chism, Emirates’ SkyCargo Manager, USA.
In the six months from March 1, Emirates transported almost 34,000 tonnes between the U.S. and points across its global network, up almost 150 percent compared to the first six months of 2008, when it only offered two U.S. destinations – Houston and New York City.
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