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UAE: Flydubai cargo division completes five years

Dubai-based flydubai’s cargo division has completed five years of operations and continues to build on the growth, expansion, and success of the airline.

The carrier has built a network that, due to interline agreements with other airlines, extends globally, allowing the transportation of a variety of goods from Dubai across the GCC, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Russia, CIS, Central Asia, and America, said a statement from flydubai.

It now offers its services to 300 destinations around the world. With flydubai operating flights to 62 destinations which did not previously have direct links to Dubai, the opportunity to transport goods directly has seen strong demand for services to get shipments to their destination faster and more efficiently.

Having successfully completed the EU Aviation Security Validation in 2014, flydubai Cargo has received the ACC3 designation, which allows the carrier to provide uninterrupted cargo services into or through the EU.

Hamad Obaidalla, chief commercial officer, flydubai, said: “Since our organisation began operations in 2012 it has become an integral part of our business. We are pleased that we have been able to offer our customers consistent and efficient cargo solutions while continuing to provide flexible and innovative services.”

The carrier has continued to invest in a number of electronic cargo systems, which enables its customers, free of charge, to have access to a real-time online booking system, process their air waybills, and track their consignments.

The airline only uses electronic air waybills (e-AWB) and in Dubai a fully automated warehouse storage facility and retrieval system enhances operations and transit times. As a recent signatory of the IATA Multilateral e-AWB agreement, flydubai Cargo has been recognised by IATA as the highest ranked airline for its e-AWB penetration worldwide.

Mohamed Hassan, vice president of flydubai Cargo, said: “Electronic air waybills are a crucial part of our operations and contribute significantly to how we operate. It has helped keep our costs to a minimum, and increase the productivity and accuracy of our cargo solutions.”

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