In August, the cargo traffic consisted almost entirely of belly cargo
on scheduled flights.
Revenue from cargo flights was down year-on-year, mainly due to JSC Aeroflot s decision to discontinue operations of its dedicated cargo fleet in 2013, switching to belly cargo
The shift to so-called belly cargo
has accelerated since oil prices topped $100 a barrel and the global recession in 2008 sent shocks through the airfreight market, according to data compiled by the International Air Transport Association trade group.
The cargo division operates one weekly flight out of Dubai World Central, however, Middle East Marketing Manager, Halit Tuncer, said that belly cargo
in its passenger flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi is performing well.
Aeroflot suspended operations of its cargo plane fleet in 2013, switching to belly cargo
The move does not include passenger fleet belly cargo
operations which will continue to operate from Dubai International Airport," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, cargo.
8220;Both companies share a reputation for focussing on value-added services and operational excellence, and their expertise in belly cargo
and worldwide network of destinations make it an ideal fit.
The crew agreed that the pallet would be offloaded and half-way broken down to load a portion of the gear into aft, belly cargo
We did belly cargo
but the next step is full freighters.
In its first week of operation, DIAL Terminal 3 has handled approximately 140,000 passengers, 850 international flights and 5,845 metric tons of belly cargo
The system consists of four additional fuel tanks installed in the forward belly cargo
compartment, boosting the range of the twin-engined Rolls-Royce Tay-powered aircraft from 3,420km (1,850nm) to 5,000km.
The law mandated something that the air cargo industry had been frantically lobbying against ever since 11 September 2001 - the 100% physical screening of all US belly cargo
by 3 August 2010, with 50% to be screened by 3 February 2009.