Emirates SkyCargo has taken delivery of a Boeing 777F as it boosts its international airfreight connections.

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Emirates SkyCargo’s latest B777F.

Nabil Sultan, divisional senior vice president at Emirates SkyCargo, said: “The new freighter will help increase our capacity and boost our ability to deliver vital goods, and facilitate trade globally. Despite the challenging headwinds this year, the air cargo industry is booming and we have been flat out since the pandemic began.”

Emirates SkyCargo will now serve China with an additional four freighter flights every week. Shanghai will be served with six direct flights, Beijing with two and Guangzhou with four.

Plans are also afoot to increase frequencies to Hanoi and Sydney with direct services. Additional frequencies to Nairobi are also earmarked to be part of a freighter multi-stop route from Dubai to Eldoret International Airport in Kenya. The flight then hops to Nairobi before heading north to Maastricht, the Netherlands, and then to Zaragoza, Spain.