Emirates SkyCargo is to increase capacity to Africa by upgrading its four times a week Dakar services to Boeing 777-300ERs from 2 September.
The service, which operates on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, is being upgraded from Airbus A340-300s, and will offer an additional 80 tonnes per week of cargo capacity.
Emirates says Senegalese exports include seafood for destinations including Athens, Larnaca, Beirut, Rome and Hong Kong, along with vegetables for European markets. Imports include oil industry equipment from the UAE, textiles from Asia, electronics from East Asia and Europe, and various products and garments from India.
The outbound flight from Dubai, number EK 797 departs at 07.50h and arrives in Dakar at 14.00h. The return flight, number EK798 leaves Dakar at 17.45h and arrives back in Dubai at 07.45h.