Etihad Cargo has announced its first round-the-world freighter routing in conjunction with Atlas Air Worldwide. The jointly operated service began on 30 May 2013, connecting Etihad Cargo’s Abu Dhabi hub with destinations in Asia, the US, South America and Europe. Miami (US), Viracopos (Brazil), and Quito (Ecuador) will become part the round-the-world Abu Dhabi-Hong Kong-Chicago-Miami-Viracopos-Quito-Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi freighter service offered with an Etihad Cargo-liveried B747-8 Freighter.
Earlier this month, Etihad Cargo signed a multi-year Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement with Atlas Air to operate the new schedule. The three new freighter destinations in the Americas will see Etihad Cargo’s network extend to 92 points across the globe. The carrier’s eight freighters operate to 28 of these destinations.