Emirates SkyCargo launches Phuket gateway

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has strengthened its operations in Thailand, with Phuket to become the second Thai gateway that connects it to international trade opportunities across 126 destinations.

An A340-300 – with a belly hold capacity of 13 tonnes – will operate daily from Phuket, connecting local businesses with a network of 126 destinations
An A340-300 – with a belly hold capacity of 13 tonnes – will operate daily from Phuket, connecting local businesses with a network of 126 destinations

The launch of a daily non-stop flight to Phuket on 10 December 2012, operated by an A340-300 with a belly hold capacity of 13 tonnes, will take the weekly cargo capacity into and out of the country to more than 640 tonnes. This capacity is spread across four flights to Bangkok and one to Phuket.

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea, will become the 15th route launch for Emirates this year and the second in South East Asia following the launch of Ho Chi Minh City in June.

"Thailand is a major economic centre in South East Asia. Phuket, which is a very popular tourist destination, plays an important role in Thailand's economy and with the launch of this service we will be able to connect businesses on the island to opportunities across our ever expanding global network," said Ram Menen, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo.

Emirates currently operates four daily flights between Dubai and Bangkok, including one with its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft. Emirates flies on a daily schedule from Malta to Dubai via Larnaka, Cyprus. Emirates SkyCargo is located on the First Floor at MIA Departures and can be contacted on tel. no 21660102, or at [email protected].

 

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