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Emirates SkyCargo announces scheduled cargo flights from Colombo

Emirates SkyCargo has announced the commencement of scheduled cargo flights from Colombo, following the successful operation of special flights in the second half of April to support Sri Lankan exporters’ efforts to keep their supply chains open.
The air cargo operator of Emirates said it will initially operate one cargo flight a week commencing Monday, 11th May, using a Boeing 777-300 passenger aircraft, offering Sri Lankan exporters access to markets in more than 65 countries in a network that is constantly expanding.

Operating as EK0654, the passenger freighter will arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 1855 hours every Monday, bringing in essential imports. Each flight can carry up to 50 tonnes of cargo on its return journey. Emirates SkyCargo’s products such as Emirates Fresh and Emirates Pharma help transport perishables, medicines and other temperature- and time-sensitive cargo around the world by deploying special facilities that keep these items in pristine condition throughout the journey.