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Air Cargo Development Emirates SkyCargo.(company information)(Brief Article)(Company Profile)(Statistical Data Included)

Emirates SkyCargo not only has made itself into one of the world's best cargo operators but has become a major driver in the development of its Dubai base as a top player in the Middle East air cargo market.

In 1986, Emirates' first full year of operation, the airline carried just 10,000 tonnes of cargo. Since that time it has averaged double-digit growth each year, carrying 214,215 tonnes in FY98-99 and forecasting 17-20% growth for FY99-00. It has accomplished this primarily using the belly capacity of its A300-600s, A310s, A330s and 777s, although it flies a 747 freighter wet-leased from Atlas. It also has achieved this growth despite competition from more than 90 other airlines providing scheduled service into Dubai under a total open-skies policy. …

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