Earlier in September, Emirates SkyCargo deployed three dedicated freighter flights, two from Thiruvananthapuram and one from Kochi, transporting more than 288 tonnes of perishables to the Middle East especially for the Onam celebrations in the region. The perishables included all kinds of vegetables, different varieties of fruits including bananas and banana leaves. The majority of the shipment was headed to Dubai; the perishables also reached other destinations in the Gulf region including Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Dammam, Muscat and Jeddah.
Emirates SkyCargo has witnessed a steady growth in the export of cargo from Kerala over the years. In 2015-16, the carrier helped export over 29,000 tonnes of cargo, a growth of 8.7 per cent from 2014-15.