Airline receives award for innovation and record-breaking performance.
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines, has been awarded ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ by the editors of Air Transport World in the 2007 Airline Industry Achievement Awards program. Air Transport World, a leading monthly magazine serving the global airline industry, presented their awards last night at a gala ceremony in Washington, DC recognizing excellence in the airline and commercial aerospace industries.
‘Emirates is delighted to win the esteemed ATW Cargo Airline of the Year award and be recognized by experts in the airline and cargo industry,’ said Ram Menen, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo. ‘At Emirates SkyCargo, we have aimed to achieve the highest standards of product quality and customer care. We are honored that Air Transport World has identified us as one of the top airlines that has characterized itself through outstanding performance and service.’
Last year, for the first time in its history, Emirates SkyCargo carried more than one million metric tons of cargo and generated more than $1 billion in revenue. ‘Beyond the strong growth rate, SkyCargo is distinguished by its ongoing innovation in air cargo transport, developing systems and strategies that reverberate beyond Dubai,’ Air Transport World editors said.
In conjunction with the annual awards, ATW also hosted its Winning Airline Strategies Conference bringing together experts from the airline and logistics industries, members of government and academics to discuss best practice and competitive advantage in the field.
At the conference, Mr. Menen discussed Emirates SkyCargo’s contribution to the airline industry with its ground-breaking SkyChain system, a comprehensive end-to-end IT cargo management technology offering significant advantages over existing cargo systems.