Etihad Cargo has commenced freighter flights between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and the Hanoi’s Nội Bài International Airport (HAN), Arabian Aerospace reported. The dedicated cargo service will operate every Thursday and Sunday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 60 metric tonnes. Flights en route to Hanoi will stop briefly in Mumbai, while the return service is direct to Abu Dhabi. Etihad Cargo expects the new service to carry raw materials, consumer goods and perishables to Hanoi, with large quantities of electronics and textiles destined for the Gulf region, Europe and Africa loaded for the return flight. Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ chief strategy and planning officer, said: “Vietnam is an important market for Etihad Cargo and our new twice weekly Hanoi freighter service will build on our existing daily bellyhold operations to Ho Chi Minh City further south.
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