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Emirates opens an air bridge to flood-stricken Pakistan and provides free cargo space for humanitarian aid

Emirates SkyCargo has established an air bridge between Dubai and Pakistan to provide cargo capacity on flights at no cost to those suffering the effects of the severe floods.

From Friday, cargo space on all Emirates passenger flights to Pakistan will be made available to organisations based at the largest humanitarian hub in the world, International Humanitarian City (IHC), to transport essential supplies, food, and other emergency relief items directly to the five airports of Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Sialkot.

The Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, stated: “Emirates is strongly connected to and devoted to Pakistan. Since our first flight to Karachi in 1985 till the present, we have steadily expanded the mutually advantageous air connections that support trade, tourism, and business between the UAE and Pakistan. The UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have mobilised citizens and businesses throughout the UAE to provide urgent aid to Pakistan. Emirates is prepared to contribute as well.

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