Emirates Sky Cargo starts operation from Chittagong
Published : Thursday, 31 January 2013
CHITTAGONG, Jan 30: Cargo shipment through airways is likely to get a boost as the Emirates Airlines has started operation of its Sky Cargo from Chittagong port city. The Boeing 777-200 flight of the Emirates Sky Cargo will initially operate once a week, organisers said. The flight with the cargo carrying capacity of 100 tonnes of goods landed at the Shah Amanat International Airport at 1.00 pm and left for Honk Kong at 3.00 pm Tuesday. Vice-President of Emirates Airlines (commercial and cargo) Mr Ravi Shankar Murley said the cargo flight from the port city has been commissioned after close observation of the economic progress made by Bangladesh in the recent time. "Following commissioning of the cargo flight of Emirates Airlines the communication and cargo transportation between the commercial capital of Bangladesh and the country's export destinations will enhance further and contribute a lot to the national economy," he added. Emirates Sky Cargo manager Sheikh Md Idris Ali said importance of Chittagong has further augmented by regular cargo flights from the country's prime maritime port, which the businesses have been demanding for a long time. The Middle East Airliner Sky Cargo currently operates two weekly cargo flights from the capital city Dhaka to different destinations including Dubai, Europe, Middle East and the USA.