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 Etihad Cargo announces freighter operations to Doha

Thursday, Aug 30 2012

Etihad Cargo will inaugurate a new weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to the Qatari capital, Doha, effective September 3.

The new cargo service will operate every Monday using an Airbus A300-600F freighter, with a capacity of 42 metric tonnes.

Etihad Airways already operates 26 weekly Airbus A319, A320 and A330 passenger services between the two cities.

David Kerr, Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We are delighted to launch our first dedicated freighter service to Doha, and believe that it will further strengthen the trade ties between the UAE and Qatar.

Etihad Cargo is the fast growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

Etihad Cargo operates to a total of 86 destinations internationally.  The cargo division of the UAE flag carrier operates a fleet of six freighters, consisting of one Airbus A300-600F, two Airbus A330-200F, one MD-11F, one Boeing B777F and one Boeing B747-400F.