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Covid-19:Etihad reveals 5 new cargo destinations on passenger aircraft

The flights are in addition to another 10 passenger freighter flights announced recently

Covid-19:Etihad reveals 5 new cargo destinations on passenger aircraft

Etihad Cargo has announced five additional routes in which it will use re-purposed Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to transport supplies between the UAE and major markets, the airline has announced.

The flights are in addition to another 10 passenger freighter flights announced recently.

Using belly-hold capacity on Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft, Etihad Cargo is now introducing services between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne, Chennai, Kerala, Karachi and Amsterdam.

Previously, Etihad had announced passenger freighter flights to Seoul, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Riyadh.

Additionally, Etihad Cargo has also operated a series of special charter flights to carry urgent medical supplies from China and Hong Kong to destinations including Serbia, Greece, Chad, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Italy.

“Etihad Cargo is pleased to play a leading role in continuing to deliver essential supplies to the UAE, in this unprecedented environment,” said Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, the managing director, cargo and logistics at Etihad Aviation Group. “We are also playing our part in supporting international requirements for essential freight, carrying significant consignments of goods between other nations.”

With these additional flights Etihad Cargo will now operate over 90 turnaround flights a week to 29 destinations in 5 continents using the combined fleet of dedicated Boeing 777 freighters and Boeing 787 passenger aircraft.

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