Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has facilitated trade between Vietnam and the rest of the world through its cargo flights to the country. Over the last 15 years, the air cargo carrier has gradually scaled up its operations from beginnings as an offline carrier to its current position with multiple daily cargo flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The air cargo carrier has supported Vietnamese exporters of commodities, such as fruits and vegetables, identify and reach out to new export markets and customers globally through its global destination network spanning six continents. More recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo has been helping transport medical supplies manufactured in Vietnam.
Emirates SkyCargo made its entry into Vietnam in October 2005, setting up its offline presence first in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Exports from these gateways were carried to other points in Asia, including Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and then uplifted on Emirates flights to Dubai and other markets. Over the years, the air cargo carrier has contributed to the exports of perishables from Vietnam, including mangoes, rambutans, passion fruit, dragon fruit and lychees, to market in the Middle East and other global markets.
The air cargo carrier currently operates 10 scheduled flights per week to Hanoi and six flights per week to Ho Chi Minh City in addition to charter flights to support the export needs of the market.