Emirates is reactivating its cargo hub at Dubai South (DWC) for dedicated freighter operations starting 26 March 2022.
The move marks a return to the airline’s dual hub cargo operations in Dubai after a period of nearly two years when the airline consolidated its freighter (main deck) and passenger (belly hold) cargo operations at DXB during the onset of the pandemic back in April 2020.
Cargo arriving or departing on passenger aircraft will be handled at DXB, whilst cargo on freighter aircraft will be delegated to DWC.
Emirates SkyCentral DWC, which can accommodate more than 1 million tonnes per annum, features extensive cool chain handling facilities and a dedicated pharma handling zone certified for EU GDP standards.
The airline said dedicated aircraft parking stands in proximity to the terminal with a fleet of trucks operating 24/7 to ensure rapid and efficient transportation of cargo between the two airports. This will allow connections of under five hours from wheels down at DXB to wheels up at DWC and vice versa, the airline noted.