Etihad Cargo appoints Rom Top Aviation as Israel GSA

Etihad Cargo has selected Rom Top Aviation as its general sales agent (GSA) for its airfreight operations in Israel.

The deal coincides with the launch of the carrier’s scheduled twice-weekly Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv service, which commences today.

“The new three-and-a-half hour service will link two vibrant economic and technological centres and further facilitate trade avenues between the two nations within the region and beyond,” said Martin Drew, senior vice president sales and cargo at Etihad Aviation Group. 

According to Etihad Cargo, Israeli government figures are pointing to rising trade with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the establishment of diplomatic relations in the wake of last year’s signing of the Abraham Accords.

Drew added: “Since the establishment of relations, there has been increased interest in trade and investment between the UAE and Israel, and Etihad Cargo can assist in realising these emerging opportunities. Given Israel’s recognised prowess within the medical and food production fields, there is an anticipation of strong demand for the specialised PharmaLife and FreshForward products.”

Irit Krief, owner of Rom Top Aviation, said: “This is an honour to be awarded the GSA of Etihad’s activities in Israel. On behalf of Rom Top Aviation and myself, we are committed to the success of Etihad Cargo in Israel, and I am sure this is going to be a fruitful cooperation.”

Last year, Etihad Cargo won the ‘Best Cargo Airline – Middle East’ at the Air Cargo News Awards. Click here for more information about the 2021 Air Cargo News Awards.

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