Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has announced it will launch a weekly service from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport to N’djamena, the capital of the Republic of Chad.
The service commenced last month on March 22 and will operate every Monday to N’djamena. Etihad will be deploying an MD11 freighter with a payload of 88 tonnes on the route.
N’djamena will be Etihad’s first cargo-only destination in Chad and in the region of Central Africa.
Des Vertannes, Executive Vice President of Cargo, said:
“Trade and business ties between the UAE and Chad continue to grow and we look forward to developing our local partnerships and build a strong customer base in the country, which is widely considered one of the region’s fastest growing economies.
We are very pleased to launch Etihad’s first services to Chad and assist in the development of the country’s economy.”
With its fleet of two Airbus A300-600 aircraft and two MD11, Etihad Crystal Cargo has 21 cargo freighter destinations in the Middle East and Africa and 69 destinations across the globe.