Etihad Cargo looks forward to expanded European operations

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Etihad Cargo is hoping to capitalise on a series of new flights the airline plans to add to its European network later this year.

The carrier announced today that new services would be launched from its Abu Dhabi hub to Copenhagen and Düsseldorf, while more flights would be added to its existing operations to Frankfurt.

The new Copenhagen service will launch on October 1 offering four flights per week utilising B787-9 aircraft.

The reinstated service to Düsseldorf will operate three times per week and will also operate using a B787-9.

Finally, operations to Frankfurt will be expanded with an additional four B787-9 flights per week. Currently, the carrier offers seven passenger flights and four freighter flights – two of which connect with Chicago – to the German hub.

Martin Drew, senior vice president – global sales and cargo at Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad Cargo is pleased to introduce cargo capacity out of Copenhagen, a new addition to Etihad’s ever-growing network, from October.

“Denmark is home to a number of major international pharmaceutical companies and the country has become an established biotech and pharma hub in Europe

“Via Etihad Cargo’s IATA CEIV Pharma-certified product, PharmaLife, the carrier will provide the reliable and robust transportation of Denmark’s packaged medicaments to markets around the world.

“The relaunch of flights to Düsseldorf and additional flights to Frankfurt will further expand [Etihad’s] operational footprint in Germany, reinforcing Etihad Cargo’s commitment to the European market and giving customers greater flexibility and options when it comes to transporting their cargo.”

The 11 new flights, in combination with the carrier’s existing European services and increased frequencies that will be launched in 2023, will bring the total number of flights to European destinations to 700 per month.

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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]