Emirates Adds Five Boeing 777 Freighters to Its Cargo Fleet

Emirates can transport time and temperature sensitive shipments from origin to destination using the 777-F's range and payload capabilities.

Highlights

  • Emirates SkyCargo is a cargo airline headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
  • Emirates SkyCargo will operate the aircraft, which will be added to its fleet of 11 777 Freighters.
  • Emirates announced a $1 billion investment to expand its air cargo capacity.

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Emirates 777 freighters Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, operates over 3,600 flights per week to more than 150 cities in 80 countries across six continents using a fleet of nearly 300 aircraft. Emirates announced today that the Middle East carrier has ordered five 777 Freighters, valued at more than $1.7 billion at list prices, to add to its all-Boeing dedicated freighter fleet. Read MoreThis Winter in Dubai, Emirates Boarding Pass Unlocks Hundreds of Offers Emirates Airline and Group Chairman and CEO, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, stated: “Emirates is investing in new freighters in order to continue serving customer demand with the most fuel-efficient aircraft available. This order reflects Emirates’ confidence in air freight demand and the overall growth of the aviation industry. It lays the groundwork for our continued expansion, which will be driven by the reach of our diverse global network, the advanced handling infrastructure at our Dubai hub, and the tailored transport solutions developed by Emirates to meet the needs of our diverse customers.”

Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo is a cargo airline headquartered in Dubai, UAE. It is the world’s fourth largest cargo airline in terms of total freight tonne-kilometres flown and international freight tonne-kilometres flown as of 2020. Emirates SkyCargo will operate the aircraft, which will be added to its fleet of 11 777 Freighters. Emirates announced a $1 billion investment to expand its air cargo capacity at the Dubai Airshow last November, including two new 777 Freighters that joined the Emirates fleet this year.

777 Freighter

Emirates can transport time and temperature sensitive shipments from origin to destination using the 777-F’s range and payload capabilities, whether they are time critical goods, fresh products, medicines, pets, cars, or champion racehorses. The Boeing 777 Freighter (777F), which entered service earlier this year, improves efficiency for long-distance operators while also providing advanced features of the 777 family. The 777F is an efficient, long-range, high-capacity freighter designed to meet the needs of cargo operators around the world. Emirates was the launch customer for the Boeing 777 freighter and is now the world’s largest operator of the 777 family, with nearly 150 of the planes in its fleet. The 777F, Boeing’s best-selling freighter, is the world’s largest, longest-range, and most capable twin-engine freighter flying today, with 17% less fuel use and CO2 emissions than previous planes. Read More: Emirates to Introduce Premium Economy to Five More Cities

Way ahead

“We appreciate the confidence that Emirates has repeatedly placed in its all-Boeing freighter fleet,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The addition of these additional fuel-efficient 777 Freighters to Emirates’ fleet will allow the airline to support its growing cargo market demand, transporting goods quickly and efficiently from origin to destination in the Middle East and around the world.” Boeing, a global aerospace leader, designs, manufactures, and services commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems for customers in over 150 countries. As a leading US exporter, the company taps into the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability, and community impact. Boeing’s diverse workforce is dedicated to innovating for the future while upholding the company’s core values of safety, quality, and integrity.

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