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Emirates SkyCargo is to launch a weekly service to New York, via Gothenburg in Sweden, on September 14.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  August 30, 2003

Emirates SkyCargo is to launch freight services to North America in September, with New York the first destination. Subject to government approval, SkyCargo will make its maiden flight to New York’s JF Kennedy Airport, via Gothenburg in Sweden, on September 14. The carrier will then have a weekly Sunday flight from Dubai to New York, which will arrive on the Monday. The return journey will take place on Saturdays.

A Boeing 747-200 Freighter will be used on the route. The freighter has a direct main-deck capability that enables the transportation of outsized shipments and it is capable of carrying over 100 tonnes of cargo in each direction.

“Our new service to New York underlines Emirates’ rapid expansion of service to world wide customers. At SkyCargo, we are thrilled to add another freight destination to our growing cargo network,” says Ram Menen, Emirates’ senior vice president for cargo.

Emirates already has a large customer base in America, which is served through a General Sales Agent and interline partnerships with major airlines and freighter services in the country. It is also looking to expand its already large market in Africa and the subcontinent, as shippers there look to send goods to the States.

“We are already looking at a flurry of demand for our new services to the United States particularly from the Indian subcontinent and Africa. Gothenburg is a major cargo hub in Europe and our customers, particularly in the Far East, can now use the added capacity and flexibility offered by our freighters to their advantage,” says Menen.

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