Etihad launches freighter for Kazakhstan
Abu Dhabi, July 25, 2011
Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of UAE national carrier Etihad Airways, has launched a new dedicated freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to Almaty in Kazakhstan.
The service will commence operations on July 28, using the airline’s Airbus A330-200F freighter with a payload of 59 metric tonnes on the route.
Roy Kinnear, senior vice president of Etihad Crystal Cargo, said: “We are delighted to announce our first dedicated freighter service to Almaty.”
“Our operations to Almaty will reinforce Etihad’s position in the Kazakh market, adding to our three weekly passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Almaty. We look forward to strengthening the trade ties between the UAE and Kazakhstan through this new cargo route,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service