January 28, 2015: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has bolstered its operations on its African trade route network with the introduction of a weekly B777 freighter service to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso (left).
Ouagadougou is the 27th African destination to join the Emirates SkyCargo network, further enhancing bilateral trade links already in place between the UAE and Africa.
EK 9708 departs Dubai every Tuesday at 0900hrs, arriving in Ouagadougou at 1340hrs. The service leaves Ouagadougou at 1510hrs, arriving in Dakar at 1755hrs. It leaves Dakar at 2230 arriving in Frankfurt at 0540hrs on Wednesday and reaches Dubai at 0405hrs the next morning.
"The addition of a dedicated freighter service is a major milestone in Emirates SkyCargo's growth in Africa, creating more opportunities for importers and exporters across local markets and onto our worldwide network," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.
Emirates SkyCargo anticipates transporting goods into Burkina Faso such as pharmaceuticals and electronics from cities as far as Mumbai and Guangzhou, and bringing local products and commodities such as mangoes and fresh beans from Burkina Faso to cities like Frankfurt and Dubai.