Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has announced three new freighter services from Europe.
month Etihad Cargo started operating Boeing 777 freighters from East Midlands
and Stansted airports in the UK and from Copenhagen in Denmark.
Kerr, Senior Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We have responded to our
customers’ demand for freighter capacity out of Europe, and our freighter fleet
gives us the flexibility of deploying capacity when and where it is required.
three new services will connect producers with consumers halfway around the
world. Manufacturers in the UK and Denmark can now get their merchandise to
their customers in the Middle East even faster, in as little as 24 hours in
Krogsgaard, Chief Operations Officer of Copenhagen Airport, said: “We are very
pleased that Etihad Cargo has set up operations at Copenhagen Airport. Air
cargo is of major importance to the Danish business sector. In value terms,
more than one third of Danish exports leave the country by air. Copenhagen is a
strong Northern Europe hub for air cargo, and a fast growing international
player such as Etihad Cargo will further strengthen our position in the
new routes bring the number of freighter destinations in Europe to nine. Etihad
Cargo already operates maindeck capacity from Amsterdam, Frankfurt (Frankfurt
Main and Frankfurt-Hahn), Milan, Brussels and Zaragoza, as well as belly capacity
on its passenger flights from the continent.
European Union is one of the UAE’s biggest trading partners, with non-oil trade
between the two totalling US$65 billion in 2015. In the same year the UAE was the eighth largest
destination of European exports and the EU’s 13th largest trading partner
* Source: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Figures exclude intra-EU