Etihad Crystal Cargo has signed a multi-year contract extensionwith World Airways (part of Global Aviation Holdings) to provide two MD-11cargo aircraft operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa. Etihad Crystal Cargo is thefast growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, thenational airline of the United Arab Emirates.
“These two World Airways MD-11 freighters will help us maintainthe cargo capacity we require as we sustainably grow our successful cargobusiness,” said Roy Kinnear, Senior Vice President of Etihad Crystal Cargo.
Etihad introduced all-cargo services from its hub at Abu Dhabi InternationalAirport in February 2005 and currently operates a freighter fleet of one Boeing777F, two Airbus A300-600RF regional freighters, two A330-200 freighters, inaddition to the two MD-11 freighters from World Airways.
Etihad Crystal Cargo won the prestigious ‘Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award’ in 2010, and todayoperates to 76 destinations across the globe, 13 of which are freighteronly. The airline also operatespassenger services to 70 cities internationally.
“Etihad Crystal Cargo is one of our longest-term customers, utilisingWorld’s MD-11 freighter aircraft continuously for the past four years,” saidBrian Bauer, Global’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are pleased to be part ofEtihad’s rapidly expanding international network.”