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Emirates SkyCargo Wins Cargo Airline of the Year 2013 Award

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Pradeep Kumar, Emirates Senior Vice President - Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems received the ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’ award in Munich.

Pradeep Kumar, Emirates Senior Vice President – Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems received the ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’ award in Munich.

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has cemented its position as a leading global player in air cargo industry by winning the ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’ award at the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards.

Emirates flies a weekly freight service from Dubai to Lusaka as well as a daily passenger service to Zambia.

Emirates SkyCargo received the accolade at a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, June 5 which took place at The Westin Grand Hotel in Munich against the backdrop of transport logistic 2013, the world´s largest trade fair for transport and logistics.

“Winning the Cargo Airline of the Year award highlights Emirates SkyCargo dedication to customer service and quality,” said Pradeep Kumar, Emirates Senior Vice President Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems who attended the ceremony. “Receiving this award is something that I share with our entire Emirates SkyCargo team whose hard work and commitment make all of our success possible.”

The awards come at a time of continuous growth for SkyCargo. Earlier this year, the freight division of Emirates significantly boosted its cargo capacity with the addition of three new Boeing 777F aircraft, taking its freighter fleet to 10 aircraft and its dedicated freighter network to 13 destinations. These are Taipei, Chittagong, Eldoret, Lilongwe, Chicago, Almaty, Gothenburg, Zaragoza, Viracopos, Tripoli, Djibouti, Hanoi and Liege.

Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a route network of more than 130 destinations in 77 countries, spanning six continents across the globe.

In recognition of its overall policy of excellence in every area of operation, SkyCargo was recently presented with a number of prestigious industry awards, such as ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’, ‘Best Middle East Cargo Airline’ (both Air Cargo News), ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier Middle East’ (AFSCA), ‘Cargo Operator of the Year’(SCATA) and ‘Air Cargo Excellence Award’ (Air Cargo World).

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About Emirates SkyCargo: Emirates SkyCargo is the freight division of Emirates. Reflecting Emirates’ overall policy of excellence in every area of operation, Emirates SkyCargo’s investment in highly-qualified staff, the very latest information technology, the most efficient aircraft and the finest ground handling facilities, has made it a significant force in the global air cargo industry. For further information on Emirates SkyCargo, please visit www.skycargo.com