Emirates takes delivery of 13th Boeing 777F

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Emirates SkyCargo has taken delivery of its 13th Boeing 777 Freighter, bringing its cargo aircraft fleet to 15.

The new aircraft brings Emirates’ cargo fleet up to 15 aircraft, as it also has two Boeing 747-400 Freighters. It also has 224 passenger aircraft with bellyhold capacity. The airline has been operating 777Fs since 2009 and claims the aircraft have flown 30,250 hours.

Emirates SkyCargo senior vice president, Nabil Sultan says: “The aircraft allows us to transport goods from remote destinations in the SkyCargo network such as Banjui, Port Au Prince and Nadi to major urban centres such as London, Amsterdam and New York City.”

Sultan has high hopes for the 777F. He continues: “Our aim is to bring better value to our customers, and that is why we invest in a modern fleet as well as developing new cargo solutions such as our quick dolly transfer systems and paperless technologies at our cargo hub in Dubai.”

Emirates has launched a number of new routes this year including Boeing 777-300 Extended Range services to Bali in Indonesia on 3 June. It started flying to Orlando (US) on 1 September using a Boeing 777-200 Long Range (LR) and on the same day started five times a week services to Mashhad (Iran) using an Airbus A330-200.

In May the airline started weekly services to Rickenbacker International Airport via Copenhagen using a 777F. In August Emirates announced the longest non-stop flight from Dubai to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. The daily flights, which it will start operating on 1 February 2016 will take 17 hours 35 minutes and use a 777-200LR.