Air, Freight News

Etihad to step up freighter flights

[ March 17, 2020   //   ]

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Cargo says it will boost capacity to its top freighter gateways in its summer schedule, which runs from 29 March to 28 October. The network will also be expanded to capacity-constrained markets that are wrestling with decreased passenger operations or temporary travel bans due to the corona virus outbreak.

Two extra weekly freighter flights to Amsterdam will boost schedules to five times weekly service, Milan moves to a twice-weekly turnaround freighter service, while Etihad Cargo will launch new freighter connections linking Abu Dhabi with Paris. The new freighter flights will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport for Paris Charles De Gaulle on Thursdays and Saturdays. The same day return services will add 200 tons of weekly freight capacity between the UAE and the French capital. These services will be complemented by the increase in services into Johannesburg and Nairobi, to twice weekly.

The seasonal plan also doubles services to four flights per week, while Hanoi gains a third-weekly service and Singapore a second weekly flight.