Emirates celebrates one year of Chilean salmon air cargo

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4,000 tonnes of fish transported since July 2018.

Cooperativa.cl reports that the cargo division of the Dubai airlines Emirates, Emirates SkyCargo, celebrated its first year of salmon exports from Santiago.

The company noted that “thanks to its services, more than 10% of total salmon exports from Chile to Asia have been transported” in the last 12 months.

The flight between the Chilean capital and Dubai takes place with a stopover in Brazil. The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft can carry up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity at a time.

The commercial route opened last year to capitalise on Chile’s growing billion-dollar salmon industry.