Etihad Cargo will inaugurate a new weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to the Qatari capital, Doha, beginning on the 3rd September.
The new cargo service will operate every Monday using an Airbus A300-600F freighter, with a capacity of 42 metric tonnes.
David Kerr, Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We are delighted to launch our first dedicated freighter service to Doha, and believe that it will further strengthen the trade ties between the UAE and Qatar.”
Etihad Cargo operates to a total of 86 destinations internationally. The cargo division of the UAE flag carrier operates a fleet of six freighters, consisting of one Airbus A300-600F, two Airbus A330-200F, one MD-11F, one Boeing B777F and one Boeing B747-400F.
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2011 carried 8.3 million passengers. From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways serves 86 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, with a fleet of 67 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and 100 aircraft on order, including 10 Airbus A380 aircraft, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Etihad Airways also hold equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus.