SkyCargo launches second Chinese route

Emirates SkyCargo is to start a weekly service to Dalian, the carrier’s second Chinese destination, in response to growing demand for flights into China. EK already operates four flights a week to Shanghai.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  December 14, 2003

Emirates SkyCargo is to start a weekly service to Dalian, the carrier’s second Chinese destination, in response to growing demand for flights into China. EK already operates four flights a week to Shanghai, and one of these will be extended to Dalian.

The new service to Dalian, in Northeast China, is set to start on 17th December and will be served by a Boeing B747-400F with the capacity to carry 120 tonnes of cargo.

“Dalian is an important commercial centre for many of our customers and it became imperative for us to add the city to our cargo network. Its solid industrial base, impressive natural harbours and low operating costs have attracted over 8,000 foreign-funded companies and giant multinationals,” says Ram Menen, Emirates’ senior vice president, cargo.

“With its well-established infrastructure, Dalian also provides us with a vital link to customers in surrounding cities such as Beijing, Tianjin and Shenyang, extending our supply chain capabilities and taking our customer service orientation to new levels,” he adds.

As with Shanghai, Emirates SkyCargo expects to ferry machinery, parts and raw materials to Dalian, supporting the industrial base teeming with enterprises engaged in digital audio and video, petrochemicals, diesel locomotives, machine tools, refined steel, bearings, pharmaceuticals, new building materials, furniture, garments and glassware.

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