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Emirates expands South America coverage

The freight division of Emirates airline has increased its South American operation to meet growing demand between the UAE and wider world

Emirates expands South America coverage

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Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new Dubai-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires service, which it says could boost trade between Brazil and Argentina, as well as points throughout the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

The carrier – the freight division of Emirates international airline – said it is now able to connect three points in South America with trade opportunities in over 100 destinations, following the launch of Emirates' daily passenger service from Dubai to Brazil and Argentina on January 3. 

Emirates also offers cargo space on the 14 passenger flights it operates each week between Dubai and Sao Paulo, Emirates SkyCargo said in a statement.

The capacity on these two routes is bolstered further by Emirates SkyCargo's dedicated freighter service to San Paulo three times a week, which provides a further 620 tonnes of capacity, the airline said. 

"Emirates' new direct flight will not only boost trade ties with the UAE, but also with South America's main partners in the Far East, such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, and numerous points throughout Europe," said Robert Siegel, manager cargo commercial - Europe & Americas.


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