Etihad Cargo adds winter belly capacity

Etihad Cargo will increase cargo capacity on passenger services with 90 new flights for its winter schedule.

Starting in September, there will be 29 weekly flights to new destinations and 90 more flights on existing routes.

In Europe, Etihad will start flying to Copenhagen 4 times a week and Dusseldorf 3 times a week as well as adding 3 more flights to Munich.

The 3 weekly flights to Lisbon which were introduced for the summer months will be extended and continue to operate during the winter schedule.

Extra services will be added in Italy and Spain with 4 additional flights to Rome while Milan and Madrid will each receive another 3 flights a week.

In Asia, Osaka will become Etihad’s 2nd Japanese gateway with 5 flights a week, there will be additional flights to China with 3 more to Beijing and 4 more to Shanghai, and Phuket in Thailand will gain 7 more flights a week.

In India, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram will be added to the network with 7 flights a week each.

Capacity will be increased to Chennai with another 7 flights a week and Kochi will receive 8 additional flights.

Islamabad in Pakistan will gain 2 more flights a week, 7 more flights will be added to the Maldives and 7 flights a week will be introduced to Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Cairo will also benefit from 5 more flights a week.

Mohammed Al Bulooki, Chief Operating Officer of Etihad Airways, says, “The airline's growing passenger network, combined with Etihad Cargo's scheduled and charter freighter services, will boost cargo capacity across Europe, Asia and North America, strengthening the links between Abu Dhabi and key global markets and ensuring Etihad Cargo can meet increased demand for cargo capacity.”