Etihad Cargo has commenced a new twice weekly A330 freighter service to Brussels Airport in Belgium further strengthening the connectivity options and economic ties between Abu Dhabi and Brussels, and adding freighter capacity to its existing passenger service.
The airline already
flies a daily passenger service to Brussels with its supporting bellyhold
cargo, and the addition of the freighter underlines Belgium’s importance to its
Kerr, Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “Brussels is an important route into
Europe with the freight operation returning to full strength, so as part of our
plans to expand further this year, we are pleased to begin operating in and out
of the city.
provides vital connections across Europe and is also a key connector into
Africa so we know that it will be another important route on our global freighter
As a leading European
gateway, Brussels Airport will further benefit Etihad Cargo’s operations with
its dedicated infrastructure for the transport
and handling of products that require an unbroken cold chain, particularly
pharmaceutical products and perishables.
Cargo launched its own specialised product for the pharmaceutical industry,
TempCheck, in March 2015. Its service ensures that all temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical
products including blood plasma, tablets, medicines and anaesthetics are
transported in compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines.
TempCheck incorporates the latest equipment, processes
and operating procedures to keep all pharmaceutical products within a
temperature controlled environment at every stage of the journey. The programme
is supervised by experienced Etihad Cargo teams and supporting ground handling
The new freighter
connection for Etihad Cargo will provide seamless connectivity over the Abu
Dhabi hub to 58 destinations in the carrier’s global network and over 1000