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Etihad continues freight expansion strategy

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 27, 2013
The 747-8F will operate Etihad's new round-the-world service. (Etihad)

Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of three new Boeing and Airbus widebody freighters, bringing the carrier’s expanding fleet to nine aircraft and heralding a massive 62 per cent increase in uplift capacity.

In conjunction with Atlas Air, a Boeing 747-8F is being deployed on a new round-the-world routing taking in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Chicago, Miami, Viracopos, Quito and Amsterdam. Last month Etihad Cargo signed a multi-year agreement with Atlas Air to provide and operate the Boeing 747-8 Freighter with its 138-tonne cargo capacity for the new ‘round the world’ routing schedule.

Two other freighters recently joining the fleet include one Boeing 777F and one Airbus A330F.

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Etihad Cargo said it will continue to deploy capacity across new and existing trade lanes over Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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