11 Aug 2014 14:00
Etihad Cargo, the freight business of United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways, will launch twice weekly freighter rotations linking Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME) airports on 13 August 2014.
The dedicated cargo service will operate every
Wednesday and Friday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 64
Moscow is Russia’s capital city and a major political,
economic, financial and transportation hub.
Kevin Knight, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at
Etihad Airways, said: “Russia is a key
market for Etihad Cargo and our new freighter service will allow us to capitalise
on the growing trade between Russia and the UAE.
“The UAE is home to almost 25,000 Russians, 400
Russia-UAE joint venture companies and we believe this new cargo routing will
complement our existing bellyhold operations to and from Moscow.
“Furthermore, by offering heavy uplift maindeck
capability for the first time to the Russian capital, and linking this with our
existing cargo operations in Abu Dhabi, customers now have more choice for
transporting larger goods to what is one of the largest markets in the world.”
Etihad Cargo offers services to 108 destinations
internationally, operating a fleet of ten freighters, consisting of four Airbus
A330-200F, three Boeing B777F, and three Boeing 747F.