Etihad Cargo Expanding Mideast Network - Global Trade Magazine
  May 3rd, 2016 | Written by

Etihad Cargo Expanding Mideast Network

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  • Etihad’s twice weekly freighter service to Kuwait and new operations to Muscat have commenced.
  • With added service to Kuwait and new service to Muscat, Etihad’s frequency in Mideast increases to 11 flights weekly.
  • David Kerr, vice president, Etihad Cargo. “The Middle East market is at the core of our operation.”

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of the national carrier Etihad Airways, has expanded its Middle East network to Kuwait by adding an additional freighter and introduced a new twice weekly service into Muscat in Oman.

The twice weekly Airbus A330 freighter service to Kuwait and the new operations on an A330 freighter to Muscat have commenced and are now available to customers.

“By strengthening our existing connectivity to Kuwait and introducing a new freighter service to Muscat, our frequency in the Middle East has now increased to 11 flights weekly,” said David Kerr, vice president of Etihad Cargo. “The Middle East market continues to perform strongly for us and is at the core of our operation. We will also be looking to expand elsewhere around the globe during the year ahead.”

From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Cargo offers its customers a range of cargo services linked to its expanding international route network and aircraft fleet. A series of specialized products are available to operators including; Sky Stables, TempCheck, Safeguard, and FastTrack which offer dedicated teams involved in the movement of horses, pharmaceuticals, valuables and priority handling.

Partnerships with other freighter operators including DHL, Atlas Air, and Avianca, provide strong support to the main operation, and the division is continuing to explore opportunities for co-operation with like-minded cargo operators.

Over the last year, the cargo division has been expanding into South America, Africa, and Asia. With two new freighters being added to the fleet this year, Etihad Cargo will be enhancing capacity and increasing frequency in key markets across the scheduled network.