INDIA/MIDDLE EAST: Etihad begins second Iraq cargo route
Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has launched a weekly service from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The service operates an A300-600F freighter to Erbil with a payload of 42 tonnes on the route. Flights commenced on 26 March and will operate twice […]
May 1, 2010
Cargo flights to Erbil are EtihadÃ¢â‚¬™s second cargo service to Iraq, following a twice weekly service to Baghdad which commenced on 11 September 2009. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our service to Baghdad has built a strong customer base in the country and we look forward to continuing our contribution to developing commercial ties between the UAE and Iraq,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Des Vertannes, executive VP of Crystal Cargo. The cargo division has a fleet of two Airbus A300-600 and two MD11 freighters and along with bellyhold capacity has 22 cargo freighter destinations in the Middle East and Africa and 70 destinations across the globe. EtihadÃ¢â‚¬™s passenger side also operates five return services per week to Baghdad with A320 aircraft and will expand its operation with two additional A320 return services to Erbil from 1 June.