Emirates SkyCargo appoints new cargo manager for North India


Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced the appointment of Abdulla Alkhallafi as Cargo Manager, North India.A Business Administration professional from the University of Dubai, MrAlkhallafi has been with SkyCargo since 2014. He was earlier stationed in Singapore, one of the busiest markets in Asia. Alkhallafi, who will now be based in New Delhi, will be looking after the North India markets covering Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

Emirates SkyCargo is an important facilitator of trade between India and the rest of the world. From its 9 ports in the country, the air cargo carrier offers a capacity of over 15,500 tonnes a month. Emirates SkyCargo helps export 5,000 to 6,000 tonnes of perishables out of India every month to major international markets, supporting Indian exporters.

In the North Indian market, Emirates SkyCargo uplifted close to 32,000 tonnes of cargo during the financial year 2016-17, a growth of more than 8% compared to the previous year.  Emirates SkyCargo operated a total of over 40 adhoc freighters to Delhi during this period, indicating a rapid growth in cargo operations in the North Indian market.  Major commodities transported from North India by Emirates SkyCargo include ready-made garments, perishables, engineering spares, electronics and pharmaceuticals.

The Best International Cargo Airline of Year 2016-17

Emirates SkyCargo’s ongoing commitment to excellence in service delivery and customer satisfaction through innovation, flexibility, and the constant refinement of service levels continues to reap rewards for the air cargo carrier. Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) recently named Emirates SkyCargo the ‘Best International Cargo Airline of Year 2016-17’ for the second year in a row.

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Emirates SkyCargo operates a modern fleet of 260 wide-bodied aircraft including 15 freighters – 13 Boeing 777-Fs and two B747-400ERFs. Emirates SkyCargo works closely with its customers to develop specialised transportation solutions for different verticals. In India, Emirates SkyCargo operates to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.

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