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Flydubai launches cargo services in Kuwait.

Dubai's low-cost airline flydubai said it has launched its cargo operations in Kuwait to provide an affordable, convenient and on-time service to the local businesses.

Flydubai said its new cargo services include a fully automated warehouse storage and retrieval system with real time information and efficient transit times. With seven flights a day between Kuwait and the UAE, goods will be shipped on its fleet of brand new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, it added.

The airline has also signed a number of interline agreements with carriers including Emirates, Singapore Airlines and British Airways to ship goods beyond flydubai's passenger network, which now spans more than 50 destinations.

Commenting on the launch, CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said, "Kuwait is an important market for flydubai and the start of our cargo operations provides a convenient and on time service for local businesses. We aim to make shipments more affordable with free online tracking."

Flydubai, he stated, was the only cargo operator offering electronic air way bills helping to keep costs down for its customers.

"We have already seen strong demand for our cargo services and look forward to further strengthening business links between Kuwait and the UAE through this new service," he added.

Flydubai Cargo, which started operations on January 1 2012, transports a range of goods including perishable items, textiles, electronics, courier items, pharmaceuticals and general cargo.

Among the most in demand shipments from Kuwait are courier services to the UAE, personal effects sent to India, Nepal and Bangladesh and beyond flydubai's network to the UK and US. Inbound shipments include perishable items such as fruit, vegetables, fish and electronic goods, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Nov 18, 2012
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