Emirates SkyCargo flies out over a dozen planes to help in flood relief effort
Emirates SkyCargo has carried flood relief cargo of over 175 tons to Kerala, India, joining the UAE community in their support of the people of Kerala in a desperate time of need.
Floods have decimated parts of Kerala and led to fatalities in the region, while many still suffer.
Over a dozen flights have made their way to India from the UAE, and the air cargo operator will transport the relief goods, which have been donated by various UAE-based businesses and organisations, to Thiruvananthapuram - the nearest online Emirates station to the areas most affected by the flood.
The goods, including lifesaving boats, blankets and dry food items, will be handed over to the local flood relief and aid organisations for distribution.
In other recent Emirates news , to celebrate the inaugural flight to Edinburgh on October 1, 2018, Emirates is offering passengers attractive fares to the Scottish capital.
Emirates is also planning to boost its services to Riyadh with the addition of a fourth daily flight to the Saudi capital from September 1, 2018.
The addition of the fourth daily service will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Riyadh to 28.
Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran, said: “Emirates’ expanded schedule to Riyadh will offer more travel options and choice for business travellers and families alike who are looking to visit Dubai.
“There are strong passenger flows between Riyadh and Dubai so enhancing our services makes business sense, and further underscores Riyadh’s importance within our global network.”