Etihad cargo volumes up by 4% in 2015

Etihad Airways reported strong cargo volumes for 2015, with 592,090 tonnes of freight and mail flown in total, a four percent increase year-on-year.
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates accounted for 88% of cargo imports, exports and transfers at Abu Dhabi International Airport last year.
The airline’s Etihad Cargo division extended its global reach on 2015 by offering bellyhold capacity on Etihad Airways’ six new passenger destinations, bringing to 96 the total number of passenger destinations on which cargo services are currently provided.
Etihad Cargo also expanded its freighter services to several new markets including Dakar, Nouakchott and Douala, bringing the number of freighter-only destinations operated to 20.
To support the next phase of its global network expansion, Etihad Airways will receive 10 aircraft deliveries this year, including five Boeing 787-9s, three A380s and two Boeing 777-200 freighters.
Etihad Cargo currently operates three 777Fs, three Boeing 747s and four Airbus A330s.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ president and chief executive, said: “We enter 2016 with confidence as a stronger, more dynamic airline that will continue to support the evolution of Abu Dhabi as a global aviation hub.
”We continue to face challenges, not least the protectionism of the major American and European legacy carriers. We will continue to fight to bring new competitive choice to travellers around the world.”

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