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flydubai Cargo continues to deliver

flydubai’s Cargo division has completed five years of operations and continues to build on the growth, expansion and success of the Dubai-based airline

flydubai’s Cargo division has completed five years of operations and continues to build on the growth, expansion and success of the Dubai-based airline.

A growing network

flydubai Cargo has built a network that, due to interline agreements with other airlines, extends globally, allowing the transportation of a variety of goods from Dubai across the GCC, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Russia, CIS, Central Asia and America. flydubai Cargo now offers its services to 300 destinations around the world. With flydubai operating flights to 62 destinations which did not previously have direct links to Dubai, the opportunity to transport goods directly has seen strong demand for services to get shipments to their destination faster and more efficiently. Having successfully completed the EU Aviation Security Validation in 2014, flydubai Cargo has received the ACC3 designation, which allows the carrier to provide uninterrupted cargo services into or through the EU.

“Since flydubai Cargo began operations in 2012 it has become an integral part of our business,” said Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai. “We are pleased that we have been able to offer our customers consistent and efficient cargo solutions while continuing to provide flexible and innovative services.”

Digital logistics

flydubai Cargo has continued to invest in a number of electronic cargo systems, which enables its customers, free of charge, to have access to a real-time online booking system, process their air waybills and track their consignments. The airline only uses electronic air waybills (e-AWB) and in Dubai a fully automated warehouse storage facility and retrieval system enhances operations and transit times. As a recent signatory of the IATA Multilateral e-AWB agreement, flydubai Cargo has been recognised by IATA as the highest ranked airline for its e-AWB penetration worldwide.

“Electronic air waybills are a crucial part of our operations and contribute significantly to how we operate,” said Mohamed Hassan, Vice President of flydubai Cargo. “It has helped keep our costs to a minimum, and increase the productivity and accuracy of our cargo solutions.”

Highlights of 2016

flydubai Cargo’s growth continued into 2016 as it began operations from Al Maktoum International (DWC), providing an additional option for cargo solutions to and from Dubai. Several Security escort agreements have been signed at airports across Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East for the handling of valuable cargo and additional XML (Extensible Markup Language) technology has been implemented to support advance customs reporting. To protect temperature sensitive cargo during the summer, thermal blanket protection has been introduced for on the ground transportation goods such as, fruits, vegetables and flowers.

flydubai Cargo continues to be recognised for its performance. It received the “Cargo Operator of the Year” award at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) in Dubai and was recognised at the Payload Asia Awards as the “Rising Star Carrier of the Year”.

“These awards highlight how far flydubai Cargo has come since 2012. We’re proud to have been recognised by our peers in the industry,” added Mohamed Hassan. “We look forward to continuing to provide effective cargo solutions across our freight network.”

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations and over the next decade the airline will see its fleet grow by up to 237 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones that represent the scale of the ambition planned for the airline:

  • An expanding network: Created a network of more than 90 destinations in 48 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Serving underserved markets: Opened up more than 65 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
  • An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of more than 50 Boeing 737 aircraft. 
  • Record-breaking orders: Placed the largest single-aisle aircraft orders in the region at the 2013 and 2017 editions of the Dubai Airshow.
  • Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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