FlyDubai to open new cargo division

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Middle Eastern budget carrier FlyDubai will launch a cargo division on 1 January 2012.

FlyDubai Cargo will carry freight on the carrier's existing flights as well as additional destinations in India and Pakistan, said the carrier.

FlyDubai said that it expects to carry 1,500t of cargo each month on its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It estimates that 60% of its shipments will be transit cargo.

The carrier added that all shipments will be transported with electronic documents rather than paper air waybills, in line with the IATA e-freight initiative.