Emirates SkyCargo has taken delivery of a Boeing 777 freighter. This latest delivery increases the airline’s B777 freighter fleet to 11 aircraft, with plans for further expansion.

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Emirates SkyCargo’s latest B777F.

The aircraft headed to Hong Kong to pick up its first load of electronics, consumer goods and general cargo before touching down in Dubai World Central.

Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president at Emirates SkyCargo, said: “Our newest freighter adds welcome capacity to our operations, which have been running at full steam throughout the pandemic to serve our customers and keep global supply chains moving. We are scheduled to receive delivery of a second B777F in June. And in 2023 we will begin a programme to convert four passenger B777 aircraft into freighters and all of the converted aircraft will be re-delivered by end 2024.