Emirates SkyCargo saw growth of more than 50% in mango air freight volumes in May compared with the same month last year.
Close to 1,130 tonnes of mango, representing more than 6-million individual mangoes, were uplifted from Mumbai to destinations around the world via Dubai.
The mangoes were transported as belly hold cargo on passenger flights as well as on SkyCargo’s dedicated freighters.
Since April 2018, over 2,650 tonnes of mangoes have been exported on Emirates SkyCargo from India, of which 2,142 tonnes were from Mumbai.
Indian mangoes are predominantly exported aboard Emirates SkyCargo flights to markets in the Middle East, UK, USA, Canada and other parts of Europe.
India’s peak mango export season normally falls between April and June every year. The country is one of the largest mango exporters in the world, and the its state of Maharashtra is the largest grower of mangoes in India, exporting over 30,000 tonnes every year.
Mumbai is an important gateway for fruit exports from the country.
Between April and June 2018, Emirates SkyCargo has also exported over 2,290 tonnes of other perishables from Mumbai.
A large volume of fruits and vegetables were also exported to UK and also the Middle East region during Ramadan which tends to be one of the busiest seasons for exports of perishables.
Emirates SkyCargo has developed Emirates Fresh, a specialised suite of transportation solutions that help keep perishables such as mangoes fresh during air transportation.
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