Emirates SkyCargo is now utilising its A380 aircraft on select cargo charter operations.
The company is using the A380 ‘mini freighters’ to transport urgently required cargo across its network, with the first having already carried medical supplies between Seoul and Amsterdam via Dubai.
Emirates’ Engineering and Flight Operations units worked with SkyCargo to optimise the cargo capacity of the A380 to safely transport around 50 tonnes of cargo per flight in the bellyhold of the aircraft.
The move is a response to a surge in the demand for air cargo capacity required for the urgent transportation of critical goods, including medical supplies for tackling Covid-19.
Emirates SkyCargo said it is working on further optimising the capacity of its A380s through measures such as seat loading of cargo. Additional dedicated cargo flights are scheduled this month.
As part of its Covid-19 response, Emirates SkyCargo recently created what it says is the world’s first dedicated airside cargo hub for a potential vaccine.