UAE's Etihad Cargo to expand capacity offering to the US
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UAE’s Etihad Cargo to increase capacity offering to US

UAE’s Etihad Cargo to increase capacity offering to US

With the introduction of additional services, Etihad Cargo will offer over 600 tonnes of cargo capacity out of the US per week

Neesha Salian
UAE's Etihad Cargo to expand capacity offering to the US

Etihad Cargo is set to introduce an additional three weekly flights to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from April 24.

The additional flights will bring Etihad Cargo’s total cargo capacity to over 600 tonnes out of the US per week.

The flights will be operated with both Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which offer significantly less fuel burn and CO2 emissions than previous-generation twin aisle aircraft.

“The introduction of double-daily direct flights from our Abu Dhabi hub to New York comes in response to increased demand from customers, and Etihad Cargo will continue to explore opportunities to expand its global network and introduce the required capacity,” said Martin Drew, SVP Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group.

“The addition of more flights per day to New York combined with Etihad Cargo’s services to other key US destinations and comprehensive road feeder service network will enable Etihad Cargo to fully support its customers in the transportation of their cargo to online and offline locations throughout this key market.”

Etihad Cargo currently operates 11 flights per week to John F Kennedy International Airport, which will increase to 14 weekly flights on April 24, and daily flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Dulles International Airport, Washington.

Etihad Cargo also operates two dedicated Boeing 777 freighter flights per week to Chicago via Amsterdam, supported by an offline network.

In recent news, Etihad Airways announced it would be starting an additional weekly service on its Abu Dhabi–Shanghai route.  Subject to regulatory approval, the airline will fly to Pudong International Airport (PVG) two times per week on the Boeing 787 and 777 aircraft from February.

Read: UAE’s Etihad Airways to increase flights to Shanghai from February 2023

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