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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 19 May 16-31, 2015  
  Emirates SkyCargo commences dedicated freighter to Chittagong
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Chittagong : Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines has strengthened its operations in Bangladesh by introducing dedicated cargo flights to Chittagong. Emirates SkyCargo will serve the commercial capital of Bangladesh once a week with Boeing B777-200 freighters.
The 100 ton capacity freighter arrives at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport at 1300 hours and departs for Hong Kong at 1500 hours.
"Emirates SkyCargo is watching with great attention the growth in Bangladesh's economy," said Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates Vice President Commercial-Cargo. "We decided to introduce this flight as serving the country's commercial capital will lead to greater connectivity with the country's export destinations."
"Emirates is the first airline to introduce scheduled freighter flights to Chittagong, boosting its importance further," added Emirates SkyCargo Manager Bangladesh Sheikh Idrish Ali. "It has fulfilled a long-standing demand of businessmen in the port city. The dedicated freighter flight to Chittagong has been of great help to the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) located in the port as it is facilitating the EPZs by offering faster and safer transportation of import and export goods."
In addition to Chittagong, Emirates SkyCargo's freighters serve Dhaka twice a week, offering via Dubai convenient connections to European, Middle East and US destinations. The airline has a dedicated freighter network to 12 destinations worldwide. These are Taipei, Chittagong, Eldoret, Lilongwe, Kabul, Almaty, Gothenburg, Zaragoza, Viracopos, Tripoli, Djibouti and Liege. It also offers cargo capacity on its passenger fleet of 185 wide-bodied aircraft that fly to over 128 destinations in 74 countries.
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