Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo

Airport Logistics

Leading the way in logistics

Emirates' 151-strong fleet is one of the youngest in the skies. Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet includes seven freighters (three Boeing 747-400Fs, two 747-400ERFs and two 777Fs) and now serves 108 destinations in 65 countries on six continents.

In the 2009/2010 financial year, Emirates SkyCargo carried over 1.6 million tonnes of cargo, an improvement of 12.2 percent over the year’s previous 1.4 million tonnes. Cargo revenue, at AED 6.3 billion (US$ 1.7 billion), including mail and courier, contributed 17.2 percent of the airline’s total transport revenue.

In June 2009 Emirates SkyCargo took delivery of its second Boeing 777F. Scheduled freighters now operate to 25 destinations.

Over the next few years, the airline will welcome 202 aircraft to its fleet, including two Boeing 777Fs and five Boeing 747-8Fs (with options for a further four 777Fs and five 747-8Fs).  The total value of aircraft now on its order books is US $68 billion.

Company Profile

  • About SkyCargo

    Our cargo solutions have been developed to provide our customers with cutting-edge air freight services. Our Priority Products assure on-time delivery throughout the world, while our extensive trucking and offline partner networks ensure comprehensive coverage where our customers need it most.

    Our fleet, too, demonstrates our commitment to excellence. Amongst the youngest of any airline, it comprises the latest wide-body jets from Airbus and Boeing. We were the first major airline to place an order for the revolutionary Airbus A380 super jumbo.

    In everything we do, quality is our watchword. We're particularly proud that our efforts have been recognised throughout the industry. We've won a clutch of awards  this year: Best Middle East Cargo Airline for 21 consecutive years, from Air Cargo News, UK; Cargo Airline of the year from Air Cargo News; Best All Cargo Airline from Air Cargo News; Cargo Operator of the year (commercial airline) at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) in the UAE; Best Air Cargo Carrier Middle East 14 years in a row, at the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong; Air Cargo Industry Training and Development from Air Cargo Week and Cargo Service Category Advertisement award from Air Transport World, USA.


    about SkyCargo
  • SkyCargo Mission Statement

    Strategic Vision

    Is to manage profitable growth by creating a truly global distribution network, through adding value to our customers’ supply chains, by providing quality innovative solutions with a relentless focus on improving service and containing costs.

    Mission Statement

    “To deliver the highest standards of product quality to support business logistics within the air transportation industry and to achieve complete customer satisfaction through innovation and refinement of service levels.”

    sky cargo mission statement
  • Cargo Mega Terminal

    The finest service in the sky is supported by the finest facilities on the ground. Much of our success is attributable to the systems and equipment at the Cargo Mega Terminal, acknowledged by the industry as one of the most modern and efficient cargo terminals in the world.

    Since opening its doors to the world in 2008, our new Cargo Mega Terminal, built on a 43,600 square metre site, has increased our ground-handling capacity by 1.2 million tonnes per year, and has the capability to handle all types of cargo from one central location. The new addition increases our global hub throughput capacity to 1.6 million tons a year.

    At the Cargo Mega Terminal, the accelerated retrieval of consignments through the automated handling systems and real-time tracking of cargo assures increased productivity. Fully integrated computer systems link airlines, customs and freight forwarding agencies, so that consignments can be traced and retrieved in minutes, while dedicated facilities for courier shipments and express cargo provide fast-track, priority channels.

    The same meticulous planning extends to the Cargo Mega Terminal's special handling facilities. For instance, live animals are accommodated in noise protected areas with temperatures regulated to suit their individual needs. And independently controlled, special storage zones meet the critical requirements of temperature-sensitive medicines and perishable goods.

    Emirates SkyCargo has a dedicated team based at the Cargo Mega Terminal which is comprehensively trained in the cargo handling needs of a wide range of products. Authorities including Dubai Customs, Dubai Municipality, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Information, State Security Department, Dubai Police, CID, the Department of Civil Aviation and the UAE Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries are conveniently located in the same building, allowing for speedy export acceptance and import delivery.

    In essence, the Cargo Mega Terminal ensures the shortest acceptance, delivery and transit times of any major international airport, with urgent inbound consignments cleared within 120 minutes of arrival, outbound acceptances up to just 120 minutes prior to departure and outbound transfers possible in less than 120 minutes.


    Cargo Mega Terminal
  • SkyCargo Awards

    Ever since SkyCargo first took to the air in 1985 we have had just one single-minded philosophy: to ensure that Emirates SkyCargo customers receive all the benefits of modern logistics management techniques and all the advantages of the latest technology, together with friendly advice and service from some of the most knowledgeable cargo professionals in the industry.

    In the years since then, Emirates SkyCargo has established a formidable reputation, evidenced not only by receiving more than 100 international awards – including Best Cargo Airline to the Middle East for an unequalled 20 years in a row but, even more essentially, by the thousand of shippers & freight forwarders around the world who now insist on their consignments being flown on Emirates. However, while proud of the accolades, we are very much aware that we have to earn your trust with every shipment.

    SkyCargo Awards

Company News

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    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to expand its United States cargo network to 11 destinations, when the airline launches a daily service to Orlando, Florida from 1st September …
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    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will soon be adding the popular Indonesian Island of Bali to its Asia Pacific network, opening up a new trade lane between the island and the cargo carrier’s …
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    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, continues to strengthen its position as one the world’s leading and most admired air cargo carriers, after it added a further two prestigious accolades to …
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    Airline to now serve South Africa with seven daily flights, bringing the total amount of flights per week to 49Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a …
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    This summer, Emirates SkyCargo is carrying thousands of tons of temperature-sensitive commodities to all corners of the globe through its international hub of Dubai. Whether fresh flowers from Nairobi headed to Amsterdam, …
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    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has boosted its capacity to America’s third largest city, Chicago, with the start of daily non-stop flights.The Dubai-Chicago non-stop service, launched last week and operated …
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    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to further strengthen trade lanes between Switzerland and its worldwide network with the introduction of a weekly freighter service from Basel to Dubai …
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    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and global connector of trade and economies, has added Los Angeles to its network of freighter destinations across the United States, with the start of …
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    New innovative “White Container” Fills a Gap in the Cool Chain SpaceEmirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched an internally developed and cost effective LD3 container that keeps temperature sensitive cargo …
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    Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, recently announced new appointments to senior management roles within the organisation which mirror the company’s growth and expansion.   Adel Al Redha has been named Executive …
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    Launch of daily flights from Stockholm will stimulate business from Scandinavia throughout Emirates’ network of over 130 destinations  DUBAI, U.A.E., 8th July 2013:Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will soon be connecting …
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    Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, unveiled new expansion plans for Eastern Europe today, with the launch of daily services to Kyiv Boryspil International Airport in Kiev from 16th January …
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    Construction begins on state-of-the-art 700 000 m2 cargo terminal  Construction has begun on Emirates SkyCargo’ s new state-of-the-art cargo terminal and supporting facilities at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport, which is set …
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    Emirates airline produced a net profit of Dhs 827 million (US$ 225 million), for the first six months of its current financial year ending 30th September 2011.  The airline continues to be …
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       An official delegation prepares to depart on the inaugural flight at Terminal 3  Traditional Swiss dancers entertain passengers as they check-in for the inaugural flight DUBAI, U.A.E.,1st June 2011: Emirates has linked two renowned international hubs by …
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        An Emirates' A380 will serve Munich from 1st January 2012.  An Emirates SkyCargo 747 freighter - the airline currently operates eight weekly freighter flights to Germany as part of a multi-billion dollar trade …
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       Emirates SkyCargo honoured as first airline to receive a “Supplier of the Year 2010” from German logistics giant Deutsche Bahn, in Berlin. Picture shows from left to right: Dr. Volker Kefer, DB …
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          The Emirates SkyCargo awards for NSW cargo agents.  L to R: Goran Panovski, FedEx; Scott O'Keeffe, Panalpina; Justine Campbell and Mike Pattinson, Air Menzies International; Matthew Reynolds, Emirates; Wade Bollard, C.T. Freight; Greg …
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    INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY PREMIERES IN HAMBURG    Gerrit Grimm, Cargo Manager Hamburg, presents the first electronically stored – and therefore invisible – air waybill for Emirates SkyCargo’s shipment from Hamburg to Dubai. HAMBURG, Germany, …
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     EMIRATES TAKES GOLD IN AIR CARGO EXCELLENCE SURVEY   Emirates SkyCargo has invested heavily in new aircraft and modern IT systems to ensure it offers the best service to shippers moving their valuable cargo …
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     EMIRATES SKYCARGO PREPARES FOR TOKYO LAUNCH    Japan’s manufacturing industries, including medical equipment, semiconductors and mechanical equipment, are set to benefit from Emirates SkyCargo’s new Tokyo service which will carry more than …

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Emirates SkyCargo
PO Box 686
New Emirates Group Head Quarters
United Arab Emirates
8th Floor,
  • +971 4 708 3442