A new milestone for flydubai Cargo
flydubai Cargo obtains regulatory approval to transport dangerous goods, diversifying its global transport capabilities
aerobd.news : flydubai Cargo has achieved a new milestone in obtaining the regulatory approvals to transport dangerous goods from 01 February 2021.
With the certification from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flydubai can now transport dangerous goods in addition to general cargo, courier, live animals, postal mail, perishables, priority cargo and valuable cargo. The ongoing diversification of its service portfolio and continuous investment in adopting the latest technology, training and system automisation, supports flydubai Cargo’s commitment to providing its customers with seamless and effective supply chain solutions.
Mohamed Hassan, Vice President of Cargo at flydubai, said: “the role that air cargo plays in the supply chain industry has been especially highlighted during the pandemic to ensure vital goods continue to be transported to where they are needed the most. We continue to invest in the latest technologies and look at opportunities to grow flydubai’s capabilities and reach. This certification will allow us to continue to work closely with our strategic partners to deliver a wider range of products to our customers while following the highest safety standards set by the regulators and the aircraft manufacturer. The team at flydubai has undergone an intensive training programme to achieve this new milestone and we will continue to enhance our product offering in line with the latest global standards and best practices.”
Earlier this year, flydubai Cargo has joined the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a major initiative established by Dubai to increase trading opportunities between developing markets. Designed as a points loyalty scheme, the initiative has been set up to incentivise companies and traders to use Dubai’s world-leading logistics facilities in return for cost and time savings and enhanced customs clearances.
flydubai Cargo has built a growing global network due to interline agreements with other airlines and its partnership with Emirates SkyCargo. This has helped the division extend its reach beyond flydubai’s passenger network and provide cargo solutions to points in Asia, Australasia, Central & Eastern Europe, and the Far East, in addition to destinations in North Africa, the GCC, the Middle East, the Subcontinent and USA.
flydubai Cargo was launched in 2012 and has achieved a number of milestones to date. Its efforts have supported the airline’s vision of creating free flows of trade in the region by making transportation of goods via Dubai’s logistics hub simpler, more accessible and affordable.
About flydubai :
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 75 destinations served by a fleet of 50 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 :
- An expanding network : Created a network of more than 80 destinations in 46 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 more than 70 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 50 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 36 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
- Enhancing connectivity : Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.