Etihad Cargo starts operations to Dammam
Abu Dhabi, June 27, 2012
Etihad Cargo, the fast growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has inaugurated a new weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to the Saudi Arabian city of Dammam.
The new cargo service operates every Tuesday using an Airbus A300-600F freighter, with a capacity of 42 metric tonnes.
Etihad Airways already operates 16 weekly Airbus A319 and A320 passenger services between the two cities.
David Kerr, vice president of Etihad Cargo, said: “We are delighted to launch our first dedicated freighter service to Dammam, and believe that it will further strengthen the trade ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia. It also complements our twice weekly trucking service to the Dammam Free Zone.” – TradeArabia News Service