Emirates SkyCargo has reported growth of 17 per cent in cargo transported into and out of Malaysia during the 2018/19 financial year.
The carrier moved close to 23,000 tonnes through Kuala Lumpur International Airport, making it the largest volume of any freight operator at the hub, according to its cargo handling partner MAB Kargo.
Emirates SkyCargo operates three daily belly flights between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur via widebody Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft, providing 700 tonnes of capacity every week.
The airline also flies chartered freighters into the Southeast Asia hub. Payloads have included solar panels, e-commerce, humanitarian aid and temperature-sensitive shipments.
Popular exports from Malaysia include electronic products and components including semiconductors, laptops, other consumer products, spare parts for other industries including aviation, oil and gas as well as renewable energy solar panels.
Frequently imported commodities include pharmaceuticals, fashion goods, perishable goods including food items and fresh flowers.
“The reason we were able to achieve this growth despite challenging market conditions at the moment is because our customers see the value in our offerings – our modern widebody fleet, our global network through Dubai, our high frequency of flights allowing cargo to connect and arrive faster at their destination and of course our specialised products and expertise in cargo verticals,” said Bobby Chang, Emirates cargo manager for Malaysia.
Emirates SkyCargo offers cargo capacity on a fleet of 269 wide-body aircraft including 12 freighters.