Etihad Cargo has added five additional passenger
freighter flights to its network.
Using bellyhold capacity on a mix of Boeing 777
and 787 aircraft, Etihad Cargo is introducing services between Abu
Dhabi and Amsterdam, Chennai, Karachi, Kerala and Melbourne.
The flights are in addition to the passenger freighters
already operating scheduled cargo-only flights to Bangalore,
Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, Riyadh, Seoul
The new routes will further ensure continuity of
fresh imports to the UAE including meat, fish and seafood, fruits,
and vegetables, in addition to pharmaceuticals and medical
Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Managing Director Cargo
and Logistics at Etihad Aviation Group, said, “In accordance with
the mandate from our country’s leadership to preserve the
wellbeing and safety of the citizens and residents in the UAE,
Etihad Cargo is pleased to play a leading role in continuing to
deliver essential supplies to the UAE, in this unprecedented
environment. We are also playing our part in supporting
international requirements for essential freight, carrying
significant consignments of goods between other nations.”
With these additional flights Etihad Cargo will
operate over 90 turnaround flights a week to 29 destinations
in 5 continents using the combined fleet of dedicated Boeing 777
freighters and Boeing 787 passenger aircrafts.