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Emirates SkyCargo flew 2.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018

January 08, 2019 / Khaleej Times

Between January and December 2018, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, flew close to 2.6 million tonnes of cargo across six continents. From fruits and vegetables to space satellites, from pharmaceuticals to domestic pets, the air cargo carrier transported goods that have had a direct positive impact on the lives of millions. In 2018, Emirates SkyCargo carried over 73,000 tonnes of pharmaceutical cargo. With its fleet of over 270 aircraft and state-of-the-art facilities, Emirates SkyCargo is able to securely and rapidly transport vaccines and other critical medicines to where they are most needed. Emirates SkyCargo introduced the pharma corridors initiative across select destinations. Working with ground handling partners and other stakeholders, the initiative ensures uniform high standards for the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals from origin to destination. Emirates SkyCargo currently has 20 pharma stations across its network.