Etihad Crystal Cargo has said it will now operate its A300-600 freighter aircraft between Abu Dhabi and Nairobi twice a week following a new interline deal with Astral Aviation, giving the Abu Dhabi-based carrier access to seven destinations across Africa, including: Entebbe, Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam, Mwanza, Juba, Kigali and Bujumbura. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This interline agreement is a very important addition to our airlineÃ¢â‚¬™s cargo division and will help to continue the rapid growth of our shipments across Africa and build on the strong relationships we already have there,” said Des Vertannes, EtihadÃ¢â‚¬™s executive vice president cargo. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Interline traffic accounts for 60 per cent of in-bound shipments into AstralÃ¢â‚¬™s network, and the recent bilateral interline agreement with Etihad Crystal Cargo marks an important synergy for both airlines whose GSAÃ¢â‚¬™s and customers will have access to a wider network,” said Sanjeev S Gadhia, CEO of Astral. With its fleet of two Airbus A300-600 aircraft and an MD11, Etihad Crystal Cargo says it has 13 cargo freighter destinations, including Frankfurt Haan, Mumbai, Lagos, Colombo and Milan.
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