Emirates SkyCargo will be reactivating its cargo hub in Dubai South for dedicated freighter aircraft operations from March 26.
The move will mark a return to dual hub cargo operations in Dubai for the air cargo carrier after a period of nearly two years.
In April 2020, Emirates SkyCargo consolidated its freighter (main deck) and passenger (bellyhold) cargo operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in light of the suspension of passenger flights during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The consolidation was aimed at streamlining and expediting the transport of essential supplies and medical items across the world.
With the growth of Emirates’ passenger network and operations, as well as the progressive increase in cargo volumes, Emirates SkyCargo will once again structure its operations across two hubs in Dubai- with Emirates SkyCentral DXB handling cargo arriving or departing on passenger aircraft and Emirates SkyCentral DWC handling cargo on freighter aircraft.
Emirates SkyCentral DWC was inaugurated in 2015 and has a total cargo capacity of more than 1 million tonnes per annum.
The terminal features extensive cool chain handling facilities as well as a dedication pharma handling zone certified for EU GDP standards.
Dedicated aircraft parking stands in close proximity to the terminal allow for rapid and efficient transportation of cargo.