Starlight and Emirates in Erbil Cargo Venture

UAE-based Starlight Airlines, the largest cargo operator to and out of Iraq, has entered into an agreement with Emirates SkyCargo to launch cargo operations between its Sharjah hub and Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Khaleej Times reports that under the agreement, the service commenced last week with a Boeing 777 freighter flight to Erbil, twice a week initially, probably increasing to three times a week in the near future.

"We are very pleased to join hands with Emirates SkyCargo to operate cargo flights to Erbil and we expect to increase it to three flights a week in the near future. We see a huge demand in this sector to carry a variety of goods to Erbil, including perishables, food, auto parts, textiles, agricultural products, electronics and medical items, among others. We also look forward to continuing our contribution to developing commercial ties between the UAE and Iraq," Giovanni Marseal, President and CEO of Starlight Airlines, said.

(Source: Khaleej Times)

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