EMIRATES SkyCargo has added a 27th destination in Africa after launching service to the capital Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.
The new route begins in Dubai, with stops in Ouagadougou, Dakar and Frankfurt, Germany, before returning to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The Boeing 777 freighters operating the route can carry 103 tonnes of cargo nonstop on 10-hour sector lengths. The flight will leave Dubai every Tuesday at 0900, returning the next morning.
The Middle Eastern carrier will bring imports to Burkina Faso, such as pharmaceuticals and electronics from Asia, and return to Frankfurt and Dubai with local Burkina Faso products, including fresh mangoes and beans, reported Atlanta area Air Cargo World.
"We offer thousands of tonnes of capacity each week on our routes into Africa, and the new scheduled freight service to Ouagadougou will take Emirates SkyCargo's import capacity to Africa to 3,700 tonnes per week," said divisional senior vice president Nabil Sultan.
Source : HKSG.