Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad
Airways, is to launch a twice weekly service from its hub at Abu
Dhabi airport to Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
service, which commences on 1 September 2009, will operate every
Tuesday and Thursday, with Etihad deploying one of its A300-600
freighters with a payload of 42 tonnes on the route.
Baghdad is Etihad’s first cargo-only destination in the Middle
East region and it is the first time in its history that the
airline has operated any services to Iraq.
Vertannes, executive vice president cargo said, “We are very proud
to launch Etihad’s first services to Baghdad and assist in the
“Trade and business ties
between the UAE and Iraq continue to grow and we look forward to
building a strong customer base in the country, which is widely
considered one of the region’s fastest growing markets.”
Flights will operate every Tuesday and Thursday between
Abu Dhabi and Baghdad.
Flight EY981 departs from Abu Dhabi at 6am
and arrives in Baghdad at 7.15am.
flight, EY980, departs from Baghdad at 11.15am and arrives in Abu
Dhabi at 2.30pm. All times are local.
With its fleet of two Airbus A300-600 aircraft and an
MD11, Etihad Crystal Cargo has 14 cargo freighter destinations,
including Frankfurt Haan, Mumbai, Lagos, Colombo and Milan.
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