Etihad Crystal Cargo enhances Indian operations

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, June 12 - 2005 @ 11:07

Chennai is Crystal Cargo’s second freighter destination in India and the division’s fifth global all-cargo destination. The airline’s first freighter flight to India was launched to Mumbai in February 2005.

Commenting on Etihad’s Crystal Cargo services to India, Mr. Robert W. Strodel, Head of Cargo & Mail said, “The Indian Subcontinent is a very dynamic market for cargo services. Etihad’s Abu Dhabi – Mumbai route has been a tremendous success, which we are extending into other booming cities in India. The Mumbai route has shown very high payloads and we are extremely confident that the new freighter to Chennai will further enhance our Indian operations.”

Currently Etihad Crystal Cargo provides scheduled services to Frankfurt, Milan, Amman, Mumbai and Chennai. In addition, Crystal Cargo has operated more than 50 charter flights worldwide since March 2005.

Etihad Crystal Cargo now operates two Airbus freighters, the A300 – 600F and A310-300F. Plans are underway to expand its fleet with the addition of the A300-600F in August 2005. By the end of 2006, the airline expects to add an additional four regional freighter aircraft, bringing the total fleet to six freighters.

Crystal Cargo has recently expanded its cargo services to Europe and currently serves Frankfurt three times per week and Milan two times per week.

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