Emirates unhappy with Chinese air service talks

Emirates SkyCargo carried 103,000 tones of air freight between the United Arab Emirates and China over the 12 months to March 31, 2015.
Emirates wants China to open up more cities to its A380 fleet.
Emirates wants China to open up more cities to its A380 fleet.

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Emirates airline remains unsatisfied with air service talks held by the UAE and China in 2013, while air cargo carried between the two countries increased to 103,000 tones over the 12 months to March 31, 2015.

This was according to documentation supplied to journalists covering the state visit to China by HH Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Emirates Airline fact sheet did not detail the amount of air cargo carried during the previous year, but said the figures represented significant growth.

Despite this, Emirates is not happy with air service talks held by the UAE and China in 2013. Emirates, which in the 12 months to March 31, carried 1.3 million passengers on its China services, wants access to more secondary aviation hubs in China.

Emirates is seeking to get permission to fly its fleet of A380 super jumbos to Chinese destinations other than Beijing and Shanghai.

“It is clear that the current air service agreement arrangements are insufficient to meet present and future demand,” Emirates Airline stated in the documents.

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