Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, has launched a weekly freighter service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, starting 6 April 2016. The new freighter service to Cambodia’s capital is the carrier’s 53rd destination in its worldwide freighter network and the 13th in the Far East.
From Phnom Penh, cargo is expected to be transported via a trucking network to reach other cities and regions in Cambodia.
Hiran Perera, Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo, said, “Cambodia’s air cargo market is growing at a robust rate with Europe and the United States being key export markets. Establishing a presence in this market will position Emirates SkyCargo to benefit from the healthy growth potential. Our strong route network and Dubai’s location as a global cargo hub mean that we can connect our customers in Asia to 150 destinations, including 42 gateways in Europe, 14 gateways in North America and27 gateways in Africa.”
According to Cambodia Airports, which manages the country’s three international airports, the volume of air freight shipments to and from Cambodia increased 14% in 2015 to 38,065 tonnes. The main imports to Cambodia are expected to include fabric and leather while the main exports are textiles and garments.
Emirates SkyCargo has announces plans to begin its service with an MD 11 freighter aircraft, providing dedicated outsourced capacity for 80 tonnes of cargo. The aircraft’s wide body is also expected to enable it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.
Source: Emirates SkyCargo