Etihad Cargo updates summer schedule to meet new demands

Etihad Cargo updates summer schedule to meet new demands

Etihad Cargo has updated its 2013 summer schedule to reflect a significant investment in capacity, a number of frequency increases, as well as new freighter routings and destinations.

From June, Etihad Cargo’s freighter fleet of nine aircraft will operate additional frequencies from Abu Dhabi to Benghazi, Dhaka, Frankfurt, Guangzhou and Khartoum.

A new weekly route to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, will also commence in June, complementing the existing weekly freighter services in the Kingdom to Dammam.

Elsewhere in June, a new weekly freighter routing will commence to Vienna, and a twice weekly freighter operation to Singapore and Sydney will be added to network.

This brings the total worldwide Etihad Cargo network to 89 destinations, eight of which are freighter only (Benghazi, Eldoret, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston, Kabul, Sharjah, Vienna).

“Our cargo network continues to expand, and with the addition of new main deck operations to Riyadh, Sydney and Vienna we are significantly adding to the scale of our global operations and linking many parts of the world via our Abu Dhabi hub,” said Kevin Knight, chief strategy and planning officer, Etihad Airways.

“By leveraging Abu Dhabi’s geographic situation as a well-positioned cargo hub with Etihad Cargo’s world-class products, services, and fleet, we look forward to working closer with our customers and partners as we continue to drive their businesses and deliver results.”