Low cost carrier Flydubai is to launch it’s cargo service to Kuwait, providing outbound cargo services in addition to its existing inbound service.
Currently running seven flights a day between Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, Flydubai's new cargo services will include a fully automated warehouse storage and retrieval system with real time information and efficient transit times. Goods will be shipped on the airline's fleet of brand new Boeing 737- 800NG aircraft.
According to reports, the budget airline has also signed a number of interline agreements with carriers including Emirates, Singapore Airlines and British Airways to ship goods beyond Flydubai’s passenger network, which now encompasses more than 50 destinations.
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Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai, said: "Kuwait is an important market for Flydubai and the start of our cargo operations provides a convenient and on time service for local businesses. Flydubai aims to make shipments more affordable with free online tracking and is the only cargo operator offering electronic air waybills helping to keep costs down for our customers. We have already seen strong demand for our cargo services and look forward to further strengthening business links between Kuwait and the UAE through this new service."
The most in demand shipments from Kuwait are courier services to the United Arab Emirates, personal effects sent to India, Nepal and Bangladesh and beyond Flydubai's network to the UK and US. Inbound shipments include perishable items such as fruit, vegetables, fish and electronic goods.
Goods travelling on Flydubai flights can be connected in as little as one hour of arrival in Dubai, compared to up to eight hours to transfer shipments carried by interline partners.
Flydubai’s Cargo service started operations in January 2012, transporting a range of goods including; perishable items, textiles, electronics, courier items, pharmaceuticals and general cargo.