Eti­had cargo ex­pands Global net­work With launch of Ser­vices to barcelona

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Eti­had launched its first sched­uled flights link­ing Abu Dhabi and Barcelona on Novem­ber 28. Com­bined with its daily Madrid ser­vice, launched in 2015, these op­er­a­tions now of­fer more than 23,000 tons per year of cargo ca­pac­ity for the Span­ish mar­ket. In ad­di­tion, truck­ing ser­vices from gate­ways across Europe fur­ther com­pli­ment the net­work, of­fer­ing cus­tomers greater reach and faster de­liv­ery times.

Ab­dulla Mo­hamed Sha­did, Eti­had Air­ways Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Cargo and Lo­gis­tics, said: “2018 has been a very suc­cess­ful year for Eti­had Cargo, with pos­i­tive progress achieved across our fleet and net­work op­ti­miza­tion, our prod­ucts de­vel­op­ment and en­hance­ment, and our dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion.

“More re­cently, fol­low­ing our de­ci­sion to de­ploy ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity to key mar­kets such as China, In­dia and Viet­nam, as well as an air­craft ded­i­cated for char­ters to meet fourth quar­ter de­mand, this Barcelona ser­vice marks a timely ad­di­tion to the net­work. We are en­cour­aged by the de­mand demon­strated by the mar­ket for this ser­vice and de­lighted to see the in­au­gu­ral flight car­ry­ing 17.6 Tonnes of cargo.”

Eti­had Cargo first started op­er­at­ing in Spain as on off­line car­rier, send­ing ship­ments to Paris and Am­s­ter­dam via truck to feed into the Eti­had net­work. Since the in­au­gu­ral pas­sen­ger flight to Madrid on March 30 2015, Eti­had Cargo has pro­vided daily air cargo ser­vices to key des­ti­na­tions across the GCC, Africa, In­dian sub­con­ti­nent, South­east Asia and Aus­tralia.

The new Barcelona ser­vice will add to this with an ini­tial sched­ule of five times per week, be­fore in­creas­ing to a daily ser­vice on March 31 2019.

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