Emirates SkyCargo has introduced four weekly flights to and from New Zealand that connect the country with the airline's global network.
The Dubai-based airline is working with the New Zealand Government offering cargo capacity for key exports and essential imports.
Emirates SkyCargo will be operating three weekly Dubai-Auckland-Melbourne-Dubai flight rotations and one weekly Dubai-Sydney-Christchurch-Sydney-Dubai service operated on Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighters.
The introduction of the Emirates SkyCargo services will provide a cargo corridor for the exports such as chilled meat, honey, dairy products, and seafood to various destinations in the Middle East and Europe.
"Emirates SkyCargo is delighted to work with the Government of New Zealand to help connect fresh produce of the highest quality and other key exports from Auckland and Christchurch," said Nabil Sultan, a senior manager at Emirates.
"We consider it our responsibility to ensure that we are able to facilitate adequate supply of food and other essential commodities to markets that we serve and also support exporters in New Zealand at the same time."
Auckland and Christchurch will join the list of more than 60 international destinations serviced by Emirates SkyCargo.