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Man City stars fly cargo class

[ August 25, 2021   //   ]

Etihad Cargo has helped Man City legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva travel the 5,778 miles from Chicago to Manchester. No, it isn’t a cost-saving initiative by the club – the pair were large scale statues, destined a home outside the Etihad Stadium and due to be unveiled on 28 August.

They were created by Scots-born sculptor Andy Scott in his Philadelphia studio.

On completion, they were carefully separated into four parts and meticulously packaged, before being trucked to Chicago, loaded onto a Boeing 777 Freighter and flown to Frankfurt and then transported by road to Manchester.

Etihad’s senior vice president sales and cargo, Martin Drew, said:“As partners to Manchester City for more than twelve years, we have watched at close quarters and in admiration at what Vincent Kompany and David Silva have achieved for the Club . Our team was therefore even more excited by this unique opportunity. We are all excited to see these statues unveiled having delivered them safely to what will become their permanent home.”