August 27 - Emirates SkyCargo has added Los Angeles to its network of freighter destinations across the USA, with the start of a weekly service to the city.

Los Angeles recently joined Chicago, Atlanta and Houston in Emirates SkyCargo's US freighter network.

Emirates SkyCargo uses a Boeing 777 freighter aircraft on the route, which is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo, and with its main deck door being the widest of any freighter aircraft, is also able to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.

"We have a network of ten key cities across the United States, which enables us to provide broad access to the world's largest economy for businesses across our network, and for American businesses in other parts of the world. The US economy is rebounding and we are seeing an upswing in the demand for air cargo services," said Hiran Perera, senior vice president of cargo planning and freighters at Emirates.