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UAE – December10, 2013 – Cathay Pacific announced today that it will
move its freighter operations from Dubai International to Al Maktoum
International at Dubai World Central (DWC) from 01 February 2014.
is Cathay Pacific’s transit hub for its European destinations including
Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Paris and Milan. The airline
currently operates 7 weekly freighter services and 14 weekly passenger services
in Dubai. While the freighter operation will move to DWC next year, the
passenger operations will remain at Dubai International.
Pacific Country Manager for UAE and Qatar, Brian Yuen said: “Dubai is an
important market and a major transit point for Cathay Pacific. Delivering
service and operational excellence to our customers has been the core of our
business for decades. DWC is designed to support logistics well into the future
and we believe the move will better serve us and bring our service level to a
Cathay Pacific’s move as a significant development for the new facility, Helen
Woodrow, VP of Forecasting & Research at Dubai Airports, said: “As an
upcoming cargo hub located at the heart of a unique development and connected
to the Jebel Ali Freezone and Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International at Dubai
World Central offers many advantages for cargo operators. It’s a win-win
proposition for the airline and the airport.”
Pacific Airways is one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers.
It flies to a total of 43 freighter destinations around the world with a fleet
of 24 Boeing 747 freighters. The group is committed to expanding its freighter
network and has recently launched new scheduled freighter services to
this year, Cathay Pacific opened its new Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong
International Airport (HKIA). It is one of the biggest and most sophisticated
terminals in the world with state-of-the-art facilities and is setting new
standards in operational efficiency and environmental design. It has been
designed for an annual air cargo throughput capacity of 2.6 million tonnes.
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