Etihad Cargo adds Boston service

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Etihad Cargo has expanded its US network with the introduction of a new service to Boston, Massachusetts.

The carrier’s inaugural flight on the Abu Dhabi to Boston route arrived in Boston on March 31. The service will see the airline operate four flights per week to Boston, which is Etihad Cargo’s fourth US destination.

The new service will be operated on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which will provide an additional cargo capacity of 50 tonnes per week.

Etihad Cargo said the service will focus on transporting perishables, such as lobsters and seafood, as well as medical instruments, pharmaceuticals, and aircraft parts.

The airline’s US network includes double daily flights to New York’s JFK airport, daily services to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington, D.C. (IAD), and a weekly freighter service to Chicago.

This expansion brings the total number of flights Etihad Cargo operates to the US to 33 per week.

Stanislas Brun, vice president of cargo at Etihad Cargo, said: “The introduction of the Boston route is a strategic expansion of Etihad Cargo’s US network, offering more belly capacity to partners and customers.

“Boston is an important destination for food and pharmaceuticals, as well as a centre for innovation and development. Etihad Cargo’s Abu Dhabi-Boston service will support the region’s export economy, particularly in facilitating the global distribution of its world-class seafood and breakthrough medical products, and further strengthen trade ties between the US and UAE.”

Etihad Cargo recently expanded its network with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to incorporate all the carrier’s stations in the US.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]