Etihad Cargo records impressive growth

Expansion of freighter fleet and cargo routes responsible for high tonnage

175000 tonnes 2000 tonnes per day 21 per cent Abu Dhabi hub Etihad Cargo Kevin Knight

Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of the UAE flag carrier, carried a record 175,000 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2012, a 21 per cent increase over the same period last year. June was an exceptional month for the carrier when it achieved eight of its ten best-ever performance days for transporting cargo through its Abu Dhabi hub — on average over 2,000 tonnes per day being processed. Kevin Knight, chief strategy and planning officer, ascribed the results to the strong passenger network growth, freighter fleet expansion and an increase in the number of cargo routes.