Lagos, 26th June 2020 – Emirates SkyCargo has recalibrated its
operations to support the continuity of Nigerian businesses with once
a week cargo flights in June on its passenger aircraft from Lagos to
The airline has established this short term schedule which utilizes
the bellyhold capacity on its wide body Boeing 777-300 ER passenger
aircraft to supplement the cargo capacity offered by its freighter
aircrafts from Lagos.
Afzal Parambil, Emirates’ Regional Manager (West Africa) said, “As
an extremely agile and customer-focused business, we are very
committed in supporting the Nigerian economy and helping local
businesses maintain continuity by keeping their supplies running
across essential industries.”
Emirates SkyCargo started its operations in Nigeria in 2004. Emirates
SkyCargo has helped import a variety of goods including mobile phones,
garments, leather, beverages and personal effects. It has also
facilitated the export of local produce including fresh kola nuts and
Over and above scheduled flight operations, Emirates SkyCargo also
operates charter flights in response to customer demand. Since March
2020, Emirates SkyCargo has played an important role globally in the
transport of urgently required medical supplies including personal
protective equipment such as masks and gloves, pharmaceuticals,
healthcare equipment, electronics such as laptops and mobile phones as
more people around the world have turned to online working and
learning, food items including fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat.
The carrier operated over 2,500 flights in the month of April.
Currently Emirates SkyCargo is operating more than 100 flights a day
from its hub in Dubai.