Emirates launches weekly Mexico service

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Emirates launches weekly Mexico service

Carrier’s freighter network now flies to more than 50 destinations around the world

Emirates launches weekly Mexico service

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Emirates SkyCargo has become the latest global airfreight operator to introduce a new service to Mexico City in response to the country’s booming export industry. The carrier has introduced a weekly service from Dubai to Mexico City, calling at Frankfurt and returning via Houston and Copenhagen. It will operate with B777 freighters, which are capable of carrying up to 103 tonnes of cargo.

“The recent introduction of freighter services to Mexico City is part of Emirates SkyCargo’s continued expansion of our route network to offer customers new trade and business opportunities across the world. Mexico City is one of the largest manufacturing hubs in Latin America,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, cargo.
“Our freighters give us the flexibility to create new trade lanes and opportunities for our customers. This, coupled with the belly-hold cargo capacity of our passenger fleet and growing worldwide network, gives Emirates SkyCargo huge capacity and global reach across six continents,” he added.

Imports into Mexico City include general cargo, pharmaceuticals, textiles, apparel, machinery and electronic parts, with its exports being mainly general cargo, including fresh produce, pharmaceuticals, automotive and ship parts. Goods moving into Atlanta are mainly general cargo, textiles, apparel, footwear and leather goods, while its exports across the Emirates network include general cargo, construction equipment, machinery, electrical and electronic equipment and products.

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