Emirates SkyCargo is to introduce a weekly freighter service from Basel to Dubai on 21 September 2014.
The new freighter flight will supplement the existing belly-hold cargo capacity in the Swiss market provided on Emirates’ double-daily passenger services to Zurich as well as on the daily Geneva flights.
“Europe is key growth region for Emirates SkyCargo and the new scheduled freighter service will create more trade opportunities for importers and exporters across the local markets and across our worldwide network,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates senior vice president Cargo Planning and Freighters.
“We are offering advanced Cool Chain and Priority products for goods under temperature requirement, oversize cargo and highly secured protect solutions for any valuable or vulnerable items. The economic region of Basel has a strong pharmaceutical and chemical industry and Emirates is offering seamless trade connections and an efficient hub with multiple flights for time and temperature sensitive freight.”
Emirates SkyCargo currently offers more than 380 tonnes of capacity each week on its routes into Switzerland.
Emirates SkyCargo will use a Boeing 777 freighter aircraft on the Basel-Dubai route, which is capable of carrying over 100 tonnes of cargo.