Emirates SkyCargo Celebrates over 30 Years of Connecting to Southeast Asia

Emirates SkyCargo Celebrates over 30 Years of Connecting to Southeast Asia

With 11 gateways and an average weekly uplift of over 2,400 tonnes, Emirates continues to strengthen ties to the region

As the air cargo industry gathers in Singapore at Air Cargo Southeast Asia, Emirates SkyCargo reflects on over 30 years of connecting to the region, developing trade flows and connecting manufacturers, traders and exporters with businesses all over the world.

Ravishankar Mirle, Vice President Cargo Commercial, Emirates SkyCargo – Far East and Australasia said: “Markets in Southeast Asia were amongst the early additions to the Emirates network, back when we were a young airline, as we saw the opportunities to create reciprocal business opportunities for customers in the region with global economies."

“The region is currently undergoing a renaissance, as global supply chains are poised for change with manufacturers, distributors and suppliers aiming to diversify their production hubs.

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"Asia is well positioned with Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia offering manufacturing capability and attractive investment incentives."

Emirates SkyCargo first began operations to Southeast Asia on June 17, 1990 with direct flights between Dubai and three destinations: Singapore, Bangkok and Manila.

Over the next three decades, the airline steadily scaled operations, increasing capacity, gateways, and frequencies to better serve local and global customers and strengthening trade lanes between East and West.

Now, in 2023, Emirates SkyCargo operates 5 freighters and 176 passenger planes into 11 destinations across the region every week.

With over 140 destinations on its vast global network, Emirates SkyCargo facilitates the quick and efficient transportation of goods, supporting Asian businesses export their goods to all corners of the world.

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