DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Cyprus Airways has signed a cargo agreement
with Emirates Airlines in a bid to corner the lucrative cargo market to the Asian
subcontinent and Far East.
According to the agreement, Cyprus Airways will transport cargo from the Cypriot
airport at Larnaca to Dubai from where Emirates will fly it to several destinations
including Bombay, Karachi, Colombo, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Manila,
Cyprus-bound cargo from these countries will, in turn, be carried by Emirates to
Dubai and then transferred to Cyprus Airways.
Dubai is considered an excellent transit point for both shippers and airlines and
there are many companies providing dual air-sea cargo services.
Emirates Airlines is a Dubai-owned company but is growing to be considered the national
carrier of the U.A.E. in which Dubai is federated with Abu Dhabi and five other Southern