Senior Etihad Cargo exec says Spain is an important global trade market with high demand
Etihad Cargo has expanded its cargo capacity into Spain, with the launch of passenger services to Barcelona.
Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, Etihad Cargo said it now offers 28 tons cargo capacity out of Spain via bellyhold of its 787 and A330 aircraft every day.
In addition, trucking services for gateways across Europe further compliment the network, offering customers greater reach and faster delivery times, it added.
Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways managing director Cargo and Logistics, said: “Spain is an important global trade market with high demand for both import and export capabilities to key destinations across the Middle East and Asia.
"Expanding our capacity into the market with the addition of services to Barcelona enhances our network with even greater focus on key global trade routes.
“The growing commercial and cultural links between the UAE and Spain are an opportunity to increase trade and Etihad is honoured to play a pivotal role in facilitating and enhancing its growth.”
The new Barcelona service will operate with an initial schedule of five times per week, before increasing to a daily service on March 31 2019.
Key segments for Etihad Cargo in Spain are fashion, perishable goods, pharma and automotive, which are catered to by specialist Etihad Cargo products.