Emirates SkyCargo adds Stockholm to network

Daily Stockholm service to start in September.


Emirates SkyCargo will add services to Stockholm from September 4, it announced this week.

“We’ve been carefully assessing options for further expansion in Scandinavia following the successful launch into Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011. We see great cargo potential in Stockholm which will play a vital role in stimulating economic growth with key Swedish trading cities across the Far East and Australasia,” said Robert Siegel, vice president cargo commercial operations for Europe and Americas.

The Stockholm service will be operated daily by a Boeing 777-300ER, providing a total weekly cargo capacity of 322 tonnes. Popular commodities are expected to be; Pharmaceuticals, construction equipment, electronics, perishable food items, textiles, leather goods, plants and flowers.

Emirates SkyCargo already successfully operates a three times weekly freighter service to Gothenburg in Sweden and the addition of Stockholm is expected to further boost the airline's cargo operations in the region.

"With a direct daily flight and a range of innovative products and services, as well as a fleet of over 200 modern wide-body aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo looks forward to providing Scandinavian businesses with tailor made solutions to their cargo requirements," added Siegel.

Emirates has slowly built up its presence on the European continent since the launch of the London Gatwick service in 1987. Stockholm, after the launch of flights to Warsaw this year, will become the 34th European destination to join the Emirates SkyCargo network.

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