Etihad Cargo looks forward to additional summer belly capacity

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Etihad Cargo is hoping to capitalise on additional belly capacity being added for the summer season.

Etihad will add 100 additional passenger flights as part of its summer schedule, including 23 weekly flights to eight new destinations and 77 flights to existing destinations.

The new routes are Antalya, Bali, Al-Qassim (Saudi Arabia), Jaipur, Malaga, Mykonos, Nice and Santorini.

Highlighting its Europe additions, Etihad Cargo said, that from June 2, the carrier added three weekly passenger flights to Malaga and two flights per week to Nice.

In addition to increasing flights to Athens to 14 per week, two flights to Greece’s capital will operate via Myknos, and two flights will operate via Santorini.

The airline will also launch a new route to Antalya with three weekly flights and increase weekly flights to Istanbul from 10 to 14 from July 22.

“Etihad Cargo’s customers will also benefit from increased cargo capacity for Dublin, with three more flights being offered from July 23, bringing the total number of flights to the Republic of Ireland’s capital to ten per week,” the company said.

The carrier said that to the Middle East, there are three passenger flights to Al-Qassim in Saudi Arabia, a new destination for the carrier, the airline will also increase frequencies to Middle Eastern destinations by 32 flights per week.

“This includes seven additional flights to Amman, bringing the total to 14 per week, seven more flights to Kuwait, bringing the total to 28 per week, two more flights to Bahrain, Beirut and Muscat, five more flights to Doha, and, by mid-July, flights to Cairo will have increased to 28 per week,” said the carrier.

The carrier’s India network will grow to include four weekly flights to the new destination, Jaipur.

Following the launch of Thiruvananthapuram to the carrier’s 2023 winter schedule, weekly flights will increase from seven to ten per week in response to increased demand.

Two new flights to Ahmedabad will bring the weekly total to 17, three new flights to Bengaluru will bring the weekly total to 17, and flights to Kolkata will increase by one to eight per week.

For Asia, the airline will also launch a new route via four weekly flights to Bali.

“Additional belly hold capacity will also be offered via an extra weekly flight to Bangkok, bringing the total to 18; eleven more flights to Colombo, bringing the total to 27; three more flights to Karachi, bringing the total to 17; and four more flights to Seoul, bringing the total to 11,” the carrier explained.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]