Dubai airline Emirates’ freight division has transported two Alfa Romeo cars from Dubai to London for a motor rally.
Emirates SkyCargo partnered with luxury car distributor Gargash to fly the cars for the Gumball 3000 motor rally.
The two cars, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio were transported onboard a Boeing 777 freighter from Dubai to London.
Both cars will compete as ‘Team Alfa’ in Gumball 3000, an annual motor rally established in 1999, which takes place on public roads at different locations around the world.
During the first leg of the rally in the first week of August 2018, Team Alfa will travel from London to Bologna.
The second leg of the rally will see the cars driving around in Japan and visiting the historic cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Mt Fuji. The rally will end in Tokyo on August 12 and Emirates SkyCargo will fly both cars back home to Dubai from Japan, a statement said.
Team Alfa’s participation in the Gumball 3000 rally will mark the 100th year of operations for Gargash.
“The Alfa Romeos, which will be sporting the Emirates logo throughout the rally, are getting first class treatment under Emirates Wheels and will be handled by our trained and experienced staff at Dubai, London and Tokyo,” said Moaza Al Falahi, Emirates vice president, Cargo Product Development and UAE National Affairs.
Emirates SkyCargo transports high-value premium and luxury automobiles on its fleet of passenger as well as freighter aircraft. Its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft can carry up to 100 tonnes of cargo, and its wide main deck doors allow for the transportation of large and outsized products.
Emirates Wheels, the company’s specialised air transportation solution, has a fleet of 270 all-widebody aircraft, as well as facilities and staff for the secure transportation of cars.