Coumbus, Ohio - Emirates SkyCargo has decided to launch weekly freighter service to Rickenbacker Airport, Columbus, Ohio beginning May 27. The regular flow of commodities that can be carried to the Eastern U.S. by way of Columbus, and industry commitments to use Emirate's scheduled service was a big part of their decision.
The flights will be operated by a 777 freighter, departing Dubai on Wednesdays every week, with a stop in Copenhagen enroute to Columbus, then on the return, stopping in Chicago and Copenhagen on the way back to Dubai. This will become Emirate SkyCargo’s 48th destination in its worldwide freighter network and its sixth in the U.S.
Rickenbacker, an all-freighter airport, already has three arrivals and departures weekly from both Cathay Pacific and Cargolux, in addition to FedEx and UPS. Goods expected to be moved into and out of Rickenbacker by Emirates will include high fashion, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, electronics and machinery. The airport is located in southern Columbus, U.S.