Emirates SkyCargo to launch freighter flights to Atlanta

Emirates SkyCargo will launch service to Atlanta, with weekly freighter flights starting April 6, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials announced Thursday.

Emirates will be the 11th cargo carrier to serve Atlanta.

The service on Boeing 777 cargo aircraft between Atlanta and Dubai is expected to generate $6 million in economic impact annually in metro Atlanta, airport officials said. Cargo flights strengthen trade and help create jobs throughout the region, according to the Metro Atlanta Chamber.