Etihad Airways goes for B 747-F

Abu Dhabi carrier strengthening cargo muscle


A330-200F Abu Dhabi hub Atlas Air B 747-400F B 777F Etihad Airways freighter fleet


Etihad Airways will be inducting its first Boeing 747-400 freighter from Atlas Air in June this year. With a capacity of 124 tons, the plane will be used by Etihad to transport perishables, machinery among other goods from Europe, Africa, India and China through the carriers Abu Dhabi hub. 
The B 747-F will be on a multi-year aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement from Atlas Air and with that Etihad’s freighter fleet will go up to six planes. Etihad, incidentally, is ramping up its cargo muscle: it will be getting four freighters –two B 777Fs and two A330-200F — in 2013-14.