Etihad provides extra cargo capacity this summer

100 new passenger flights with cargo capacity. Image: Etihad Cargo

This month sees the UAE carrier expand its belly capacities for cargo. Eight new destinations have joined the schedule: Antalya, Bali, Al-Qassim, Jaipur, Malaga, Mykonos, Nice and Santorini, and 100 new weekly passenger flights in total are now being offered. Among them are increased passenger flight frequencies to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. U.S. services were already increased back in MAR24 with the launch of a fourth US gateway: Boston.
In Europe, from 02JUN24, the airline will offer cargo capacity on three weekly passenger flights to Malaga and two flights per week to Nice. Athens flights increase to 14 per week, two of which will operate via Mykonos, and two others via Santorini. New destination, Antalya in Türkiye, will be served thrice-weekly, complementing 14 (instead of 10) weekly flights to Istanbul from 22JUL24. Dublin will also see an increase come 23JUL24, with 10 flights per week, as opposed to seven.
In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Qassim joins as a new destination (thrice-weekly). Flights to Amman double to 14 per week, while Kuwait flights increase from 21 to 28 per week. Bahrain, Beirut and Muscat all see an increase of two flights per week, Doha is connected with five more weekly flights, whilst Cairo flights increase to 28 per week. Over in India, Jaipur is the new destination with four weekly flights, complementing Thiruvananthapuram’s ten weekly flights (up from seven since the 2023 winter schedule). Ahmedabad and Bengaluru are now each served 17 times a week, the Kolkata service increases to eight per week.
New route, Bali, sees four weekly flights, while services to Bangkok are increased to 18; Colombo to 27; Karachi to 17; and Seoul to 11.
Stanislas Brun, Vice President Cargo at Etihad Cargo, said: “With the launch of its summer schedule, Etihad Cargo will deliver significant benefits to its partners and customers, thanks to the added belly hold cargo capacity and enhanced connectivity to key markets. The expansion of the airline’s passenger network, in combination with Etihad Cargo’s regular and charter freighter services, will substantially increase cargo capacity across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Introducing new routes and increased frequencies will reinforce the connections between Abu Dhabi and major global markets, effectively meeting the growing demand for cargo capacity.”

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