Emirates SkyCargo Pulls Out All Stops to Bring Food Supplies into UAE
Emirates SkyCargo has utilised the cargo capacity on its Boeing 777 freighter and Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to help maintain and replenish food supplies in the UAE during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The air cargo carrier has helped import more than 34,000 tonnes of food into the country between January and April 2020, out of which 13,000 tonnes were imported between March and April.
In the month of April alone, Emirates SkyCargo helped bring in food supplies into the UAE from over 35 countries around the world.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo said: “Despite the severe reduction in the number of flights we operate and the resultant reduction in the amount of cargo capacity we can work with, we have given top importance to maintain food supplies in the UAE as we consider this our responsibility.
"This has helped keep store shelves in the UAE well stocked with the familiar and comfort food items that puts a smile on people’s faces.”
With its access to expertise in specialised handling for perishables through its Emirates Fresh product, Emirates SkyCargo ensures that the produce reaching the UAE maintains its freshness during transit.
In addition to securing UAE food supplies, Emirates SkyCargo also provides a boost to the local economies of the various countries it operates in by providing a lifeline for the agricultural and other produce exporters.