The air cargo subsidiary of Emirates Group, Emirates SkyCargo, will expand its freighter fleet by adding two new Boeing 777F aircraft. The new aircraft are expected to reach Emirates’ fleet in April and June 2022, respectively.

The airline has also inked a deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert four of the sister airline’s Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft into freighters. The conversion process will begin in early 2023 and is projected to conclude in 2024. The agreement also includes options for further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft conversions. 

According to the airline, the investment into further freighter capacity is valued at AED 3.6 billion ($1 billion).

“We are honored that Emirates has once again placed its confidence in the 777 Freighter as the backbone of its global network,” Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir was quoted in the airline’s statement dated November 15, 2021. 

Mounir continued: “As the largest operator of 777 passenger and freighter models worldwide, Emirates’ success is a testament to the 777’s market-leading efficiency, improved sustainability and incredible range."

Currently, Emirates has a total of ten Boeing 777Fs and seven Boeing 777-300ER preighters, according to Planespotters.net data. 

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