Emirates flies luxury Jaguar Land Rovers from Birmingham to Chicago

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Emirates SkyCargo has put its SkyWheels product to good use by transporting exclusive Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars to Chicago.

The cars flew on flight EK9923 from Birmingham Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport to deliver them for further testing, with Metro Shipping on hand to coordinate the logistics of the shipment.

Emirates SkyCargo senior vice president cargo planning and freighters, Hiran Perera says: “It is a positive development that we are able to work with leading car manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover on our Emirates SkyWheels offering.”

“As a global facilitator of trade with a network spanning 155 destinations across six continents, we look forward to working with businesses across the Midlands and the UK to help them connect with their international counterparts.”

Birmingham Airports chief executive officer, Paul Kehoe says: “Air connectivity is an absolutely vital ingredient in growing this success and supporting global manufacturing brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, which produces thousands of vehicles each week from the Solihull plant, near the airport site.”

“It therefore makes absolute sense to see more exporters using Birmingham Airport as a gateway to the world and I encourage business leaders in the region to support this opportunity to even further enhance the success of Midlands Engine.”

The SkyWheels service offers safe transportation of luxury, premium vehicles, and airfreighting the cars directly from Birmingham, the location of JLR’s Solihull factory, to Chicago also reduces handling of cars as there is no long-distance trucking of the vehicles.