Emirates Skywheels luxury car service takes flight
Emirates Airline has followed Etihad’s lead with the launch of Emirates Skywheels a service dedicated to the transportation of luxury super cars around the world.
The transport of luxury cars from Dubai and Abu Dhabi is big business, with thousands of rich Emiratis taking their supercars with them on annual summer holidays to the capitals of Europe.
The door-to-door cargo and delivery service for vehicles is being launched as part of its freight division.
The service includes pick-up and drop-off of the vehicle from its home and destination addresses, in addition to export and import customs clearance processes at both ends of the journey.
Insurance to cover accidental damage in transit is also available under the premium option with Emirates.
A spokesperson with Emirates said the airline expects London, Paris and New York to be some of the most popular destination cities for the service.
Recent shipments by Emirates SkyCargo included delivery of a Pagani Zonda F supercar from Dubai to the Pagani factory near Bologna, Italy, for a service.
To promote its service, Emirates SkyCargo handled the logistics for the inaugural Gulf Concours event in Dubai where a collection of rare classic cars and modern, bespoke luxury and supercars will be on show at the Burj Al Arab.
The airline transported a collection of rare classic Ferraris to Dubai for the event, including a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, estimated to be worth more than US$10.8 million (Dh40 million). It also delivered a 1955 Ferrari 250 GT, Competizione Berlinetta Sport Speciale and a rare 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione.