Emirates SkyCargo delivers 288 tonnes of perishables to the Middle East
Oct 6, 2016: Emirates SkyCargo deployed three dedicated freighter flights to transport more than 288 tonnes of perishables to the Middle East for the festive Onam celebrations in the region. Two flights left from Thiruvananthapuram and one from Kochi, India.The perishables, uplifted exclusively by Emirates SkyCargo in September, included all kinds of vegetables and different varieties of fruits, including bananas and banana leaves. These fruits and vegetables are important ingredients for the Onam Sadhya – a vegetarian banquet served on fresh banana leaves during the festival. While the majority of the shipment was headed to Dubai, the perishables also reached other destinations in the Gulf region including Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Dammam, Muscat and Jeddah. Emirates SkyCargo has witnessed a steady growth in the export of cargo from Kerala over the years. In FY 2015-16, the carrier helped export over 29,000 tonnes of cargo, a growth of 8.7 percent from FY 2014-15 This transport was a significant achievement for the cargo carrier, as special arrangements had to be made to operate freighter aircraft from Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi- airports which normally are not equipped to handle freighter aircrafts.