National and Etihad sign USPS ICAIR23 interline agreement

National Airlines and Etihad Cargo have signed an interline agreement to transport post under the United States Postal Service (USPS) ICAIR23 programme.

Under Phase 1 of the ICAIR23 programme, National Airlines will dispatch USPS civilian, military and diplomatic mail using Etihad Cargo’s schedule services between 2023 and 2027.

Working together, the airlines say the partnership will enhance USPS mail deliveries and offer customers improved transit times, enhanced tracking and a smoother experience moving mail and parcels.

Christopher Alf, Chairman of National Air Cargo Group, says, “It's our honour to once again be part of the ICAIR program for USPS. This time it brings us much pleasure in collaborating with Etihad Cargo, a dynamic and rapidly growing global airline. We are looking forward to this association and hope to provide best-in-class mail delivery experiences to customers around the world through this programme.”

Tim Isik, Vice President Commercial of Etihad Cargo, adds, “Etihad Cargo's partnership with National Air Cargo Group will enable the two airlines to join forces to enhance international USPS mail deliveries, providing greater connectivity to destinations across Etihad Cargo's global network, and provide customers with an efficient service.”