Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its tenth freighter, an Airbus A330F. The airline now operates five dedicated Airbus cargo aircraft alongside five Boeing 777 freighters which collectively serve 42 destinations worldwide.
The delivery follows 12 months of sustained growth for the carrier, which launched 10 new freighter routes and last year carried 602,026 tonnes of cargo – a moderate increase on 2015. This growth was highlighted by James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group President and Chief Executive Officer, who said:
“Etihad Cargo is a $1 billion business, which makes it one of the world’s most successful air cargo operations. The Etihad Aviation Group’s seven equity partner airlines form the world’s sixth largest cargo group and wider partnerships are playing an increasing role in our business.
”We are working with Avianca to extend our reach in the important market of South America, with AirBridge Cargo in the US, Middle East and Moscow for the oil and gas industry, while our Preferred Handling Partner programme builds strong partnerships and ensures consistent quality and service across the Etihad Cargo network.”