Emirates to reopen Dubai World central hub

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Emirates SkyCargo is to return to dual hub operation in Dubai and will be reactivating its cargo hub in Dubai South, Emirates SkyCentral, for dedicated freighter aircraft from 26 March.

In April 2020, Emirates SkyCargo consolidated its freighter and bellyhold passenger cargo operations at Dubai International Airport in light of the suspension of passenger flights during the early stages of the Covid pandemic, in order to expedite transport of essential supplies and medical items across the world.

Emirates SkyCentral DWC was inaugurated in 2015 and has an annual total cargo capacity of more than a million tonnes. The terminal features extensive cool chain handling facilities as well as a dedicated pharma handling zone certified for EU GDP standards. Dedicated aircraft parking stands in close proximity to the terminal allow for rapid and efficient transportation of cargo.

A fleet of dedicated trucks operating 24-hours basis will connect the two airports with connection times of under five hours for high priority cargo, from wheels down at DXB to wheels up at DWC and vice-versa.

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