MIDDLE EAST: Etihad Crystal Cargo extends MD-11 leases

Etihad Crystal Cargo has signed a multi-year contract extension with World Airways (part of Global Aviation Holdings) to provide two MD-11 cargo aircraft operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa.


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Etihad Crystal Cargo has signed a multi-year contract extension with World Airways (part of Global Aviation Holdings) to provide two MD-11 cargo aircraft operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa.

“These two World Airways MD-11 freighters will help us maintain the cargo capacity we require as we sustainably grow our successful cargo business,” said Roy Kinnear, senior vice president of Etihad Crystal Cargo.

Etihad introduced all-cargo services from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February 2005 and currently operates a freighter fleet of one B777F, two Airbus A300-600RF regional freighters, two A330-200 freighters, in addition to the two MD-11 freighters from World Airways. Crystal Cargo operates to 76 destinations across the globe, 13 of which are freighter only. The airline also operates passenger services to 70 cities internationally.