August 19 - Effective September 21, Emirates SkyCargo will begin a weekly freighter service from Basel to Dubai, deploying a Boeing 777 freighter, supplementing the existing belly-hold cargo capacity in the Swiss market provided on the airline's double-da

The airline says that the Boeing 777 freighter aircraft is capable of carrying over 100 tonnes of cargo, and its main deck cargo door being one of the widest of any aircraft, enables it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.

"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," says Hiran Perera, Emirates senior vice president, cargo planning and freighters.

The schedule of the new freighter service is Dubai, Djibouti, Nairobi, Amsterdam, Basel, Dubai.