Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “we recognise that air cargo has an important role to play in supporting the continuity of the supply chain and the efforts at a government and a private sector level to ensure the movement of essential supplies especially during these unprecedented times.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering medicines, medical equipment, perishables, valuable goods, courier, spare parts, electronic items and post office mail to affected areas. flydubai is utilising the cargo hold capacity in its passenger aircraft and has been working with the authorities to increase its cargo capabilities by allowing cargo in the cabin to a number of destinations, in line with the guidelines and recommendations issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Boeing.
flydubai Cargo has currently operated 44 cargo flights, carrying 146 tonnes of cargo. The airline has operated relief flights to a number of countries affected by the travel restrictions including Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Montenegro, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
Mohamed Hassan, Vice President of Cargo Operations at flydubai, added: “we have seen a strong global demand for cargo and we are working towards expanding our operations beyond the flydubai network to enable more goods to be transported to those who need them the most. We are following the guidelines set by the IATA and the World Health Organization (WHO) to the highest standards and coordinating closely with our strategic partners to maximise existing capacity, resources and our network reach.”
More information on flydubai Cargo is available here: https://www.flydubai.com/en/information/cargo
To contact the flydubai Cargo team:
Email: [email protected]
Direct Number: +97146033556 within the UAE or view the list of flydubai’s Cargo representatives worldwide.