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Emirates is Cargo Carrier of the Year

UK-based International Freighting Weekly (IFW)
magazine has presented Emirates SkyCargo with its Air Cargo Carrier of the
Year Award for the second successive year. The highly-esteemed honour was
recently announced at the historic Honourable Artillery Company in London.Martin Roebuck, Editor of IFW said: “Emirates SkyCargo has demonstrated that
it has continued to enhance its already high levels of customer service.”

A panel of judges - senior figures from several global cargo companies -
chose Emirates SkyCargo from a shortlist of top international air cargo


Ram Menen, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Cargo said: “We are honoured to
receive this award for the second year in a row,  a powerful affirmation of
Emirates SkyCargo’s continuing drive to offer the highest levels of customer



The award comes as Emirates SkyCargo continues expanding the services it
provides across its global network. Earlier this month it commenced a second
daily service from Birmingham to Dubai, growing cargo capacity on the route
by over 80 per cent and taking its offer of UK services to 12 daily non-stop
flights per day.


This year Seoul and the Seychelles have been added to Emirates SkyCargo’s
global network. Daily services to Hamburg commence on 30th October and to
Beijing on 1st February, 2006. Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a network
of more than 75 destinations in 54 countries.


Next month heralds the arrival of the first of three Airbus A310-300
freighter aircraft into the carrier’s fleet. This aircraft will serve mainly
regional and mid-sized routes, working alongside the carrier’s six Boeing
747 freighters on bigger freight routes.


Emirates SkyCargo has won several major cargo awards this year including:
‘Best Air Cargo Carrier - Middle East’ from Cargo News Asia for the third
consecutive year; and ‘Best Cargo Airline to the Middle East’ (17th year
running), ‘Best Cargo Airline to the Indian subcontinent’ (8th year) and
‘Best Cargo Airline to the Far East’ for the second time from Air Cargo