The air frieght division of Dubai-based Emirates airline, Emirates SkyCargo has resumed cargo flights between Dubai and Manchester Airport.
The first Emirates SkyCargo passenger freighter landed at Manchester Airport on 23rd May. It then left the UK with several tonnes of cargo including pharmaceuticals bound for China, South East Asia and Australia.
The resumption of the twice weekly cargo flights will help reconnect the North West with overseas markets via Manchester Airport. Cargo routes between Dubai and London Heathrow have also resumed.
In the last few weeks, Emirates SkyCargo has introduced a series of new protocols around the world to put the safety of its people and operations first. New measures include regular hand washing, practicing social distancing and wearing of masks and gloves. In addition, the air cargo carrier has consolidated all cargo operations at its Dubai hub, and set up thermal temperature scanners and sanitisation facilities to enhance the safety of employees and protect global operations.
Ross Barnett, UK Cargo Manager at Emirates SkyCargo said:
The return of the Emirates SkyCargo service to Manchester is an important moment for the region and will help boost the local economy by providing businesses with export opportunities.
“As Emirates continues to expand its cargo operations, we are pleased to be able to support the transportation of vital commodities such as food and medicines alongside products that are essential for business continuity across a broad range of industries. We look forward to more flights returning to the UK soon.”