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Etihad Cargo posts record month, uplifting 52,785 tonnes

Freight division of Etihad Airways says October beat previous best month in Nov 2014 by 501 tonnes

Etihad Cargo posts record month, uplifting 52,785 tonnes

The freight division of Etihad Airways recorded its busiest month ever in October, uplifting 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing its previous best, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes.

This reflected growth in perishables traffic from Africa, US inbound and outbound traffic, and volumes from Europe to Asia Pacific, the carrier said in a statement.

Just a few days after achieving this record, Etihad Cargo said it also enrolled its 4,000th member into its CargoConnect loyalty programme.

David Kerr, senior vice president of Etihad Cargo, said: “Customer loyalty plays a big part in the success of Etihad Cargo operations worldwide. We’re delighted to have the ongoing support and commitment of our partners who have contributed to the record levels of uplift during October.”

CargoConnect members earn one mile for every $2 net revenue on General Cargo and four miles for every $2 net revenue on Premium Cargo.

The programme has achieved a redemption rate of 30 per cent so far in 2016, one of the highest among similar loyalty reward schemes in the industry.

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