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Mon, 14 December 2015

Emirates SkyCargo Launches New Daily Flights to Sabiha Gken

Emirates SkyCargo will tomorrow (15 December 2015) begin daily, non-stop flights to Sabiha Gken International Airport in Istanbul, increasing cargo capacity to and from Turkey by an additional 168 tonnes per week.

The flight will be operated by an A330-200 aircraft with 24 tonnes of cargo capacity.

Flight EK119 will depart Dubai at 17:15 and arrive at Sabiha Gken at 20:15 the same day. The return flight, EK120 will depart Sabiha Gken at 22:05 and will arrive in Dubai the following day at 04:20.

Our cargo customers are increasingly looking for ways to ship their goods across the world at a faster pace. The introduction of service to Sabiha Gken not only provides an additional gateway for our customers in Turkey, but it also provides quicker access to shipping lanes for businesses located in eastern Istanbul, said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.

Sabiha Gken Airport is located 60 kilometres east of Istanbuls Atatrk Airport, where Emirates SkyCargo already offers 11 weekly flights on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

The new flights to Sabiha Gken will save businesses in eastern Istanbul at least an hours journey by truck, as it will reduce the need for cargo to be trucked across congested city streets to be shipped via Atatrk Airport.

Each year, Emirates SkyCargo ships more than 5,300 tonnes of cargo in and out of Istanbul.

Top imports include medicines, vaccinations, carpets and textiles.

Emirates, SkyCargo, Freight, Cargo, Istanbul, Turkey

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