13 May 2015 08:00
Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been recognised as ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ by leading industry magazine, Air Cargo Week, at a prestigious gala dinner awards ceremony in Munich.
at Air Cargo Europe in Munich or Air Cargo China in Shanghai, the ‘Air Cargo Week
Awards’ are presented in nine categories ranging from ‘Airfreight Forwarder of
the Year’ to ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’.
Voted for by
the industry, the awards were presented during this year’s Air Cargo Europe, an
exhibition organised by
Air Cargo Week’s owner - Azura International – and the conference venue
operator - Messe Muenchen. The magazine’s ‘World Air Cargo Awards’ took place
at a Gala Dinner, at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel, on the evening of Wednesday 6
May 2015, where the Etihad Cargo team were presented with their latest award.
David Kerr, Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “This is another award that
reflects the hard work of the team at Etihad Cargo, who operate in different
countries across our growing network. As with our passenger airline services,
we are recreating the airline’s vision of being the best in our field of
business, going above and beyond, to ensure our customer’s needs are met. We’re
delighted to accept the award and it’s a mark of our continued success as the
cargo division of Etihad Airways.”
The latest award follows swiftly after the cargo team won Best Cargo
Airline in the Middle East from Air Cargo News, Cargo
Operator of the Year at the ITP Publishing Group’s annual Supply Chain and
Transport Awards (SCATAs), and ‘Cargo Airline
of the Year’ at the annual Air Transport News awards.
From its hub in Abu Dhabi, Etihad
Cargo’s fleet of 10 freighter aircraft operates scheduled services to 38
destinations on its passenger network, and 14 regular freighter-only services
to key destinations around the world including Bogotá, Chittagong,
Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Dubai World Central, Eldoret, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Hong
Kong, Houston, Kabul, Miami, Sharjah and Tbilisi.
Etihad Cargo also offers a combination of belly hold
capacity and main deck freighter services to 111 destinations internationally,
operated on a fleet of 116 passenger and freighter aircraft.