8 July 2013
Launch of daily flights from Stockholm will stimulate business from Scandinavia throughout Emirates’ network of over 130 destinations
DUBAI, U.A.E., 8th July 2013:Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, will soon be connecting more North European businesses with international opportunities with the addition of Stockholm to Emirates global network on 4th September 2013.
Stockholm, after the launch of flights to Warsaw this year, will become the 34th European destination to join the Emirates SkyCargo network, giving a further boost to bilateral trade links already in place between the UAE and the region.
An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in flight.
“We’ve been carefully assessing options for further expansion in Scandinavia following the successful launch into Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011. We see great cargo potential in Stockholm which will play a vital role in stimulating economic growth with key Swedish trading cities across the Far East and Australasia,” said Robert Siegel, Vice President Cargo Commercial Operations for Europe and Americas.
The Stockholm service will be operated daily by a Boeing 777-300ER, providing a total weekly cargo capacity of 322 tonnes. Popular commodities are expected to be; Pharmaceuticals, construction equipment, electronics, perishable food items, textiles, leather goods, plants and flowers. Emirates SkyCargo already successfully operates a three times weekly freighter service to Gothenburg in Sweden and the addition of Stockholm is expected to further boost the airline’s cargo operations in the region.
“With a direct daily flight and a range of innovative products and services, as well as a fleet of over 200 modern wide-body aircraft, Emirates SkyCargo looks forward to providing Scandinavian businesses with tailor made solutions to their cargo requirements.” added Siegel.
Emirates has slowly built up its presence on the European continent since the launch of the London Gatwick service in 1987. Today Emirates flies to 33 destinations in Europe, with the last four being added Barcelona, Lisbon, Lyon and Warsaw. In addition to the new destinations Emirates continue to add capacity to many of its European routes through larger aircraft and added frequency.
Emirates new daily flight to Stockholm will depart Dubai as EK157 at 07:15hrs and arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 12:00hrs the same day. The return flight, EK158 will depart at 13:55hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 22:25hrs.