Emirates SkyCargo to offer cargo service to Bogota via Maastricht
EMIRATES SkyCargo is opening a new trade lane to South America with the start of once weekly freighter services to Bogota, Colombia from mid-January
EMIRATES SkyCargo is opening a new trade lane to South America with the start of once weekly freighter services to Bogota, Colombia from mid-January.
The airline will operate a Boeing 777 freighter with a cargo capacity of 100 tonnes and wide main deck doors allowing for the transportation of large and outsized cargo to Bogota, reported ArabianBusiness, Dubai.
The capital city will become the carrier's sixth cargo destination in South America and its third dedicated cargo destination on the continent.
The company will work together with Avianca for freighter service out of Bogota. The Latin American carrier will commercialise the capacity of the Boeing 777F on its return leg from Bogota to Maastricht to move cargo booked by its customers.
The partners said they are working on developing a deeper partnership whereby Emirates SkyCargo will assist Avianca for transporting cargo from Latin America across its network in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, while Avianca will help Emirates SkyCargo strengthen its reach in the South American market.
'We welcome Bogota to our global network of over 40 scheduled weekly freighter destinations. South America is one of our main focus regions and we believe that there is a lot of potential for further growth in demand for air cargo capacity in this region,' said Emirates senior vice president cargo planning & freighters Hiran Perera.
With the addition of Bogota, the air cargo carrier will offer a weekly cargo capacity of 500 tonnes to South America, including Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Viracopos and Quito.