[HD video below] The inaugural flight for Etihad Crystal Cargo’s
new A330-200 freighter aircraft took place on Saturday, 28 August,
and was a special charter carrying medical and humanitarian
supplies to Pakistan.
The new A330-200F was deployed to Karachi and
utilised the aircraft’s capacity of 59 tonnes. The aid was
required following heavy monsoon rains which hit Pakistan causing
severe flooding to major areas of the country.
Etihad worked with UK-based Chapman Freeborn Air
chartering specialists on the project. The charter flight began in
Billund, Denmark, and flew first to Abu Dhabi and then onto
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive
Officer, said: “The UAE and Pakistan have a very close bond and
Etihad, the UAE’s national airline, is proud to play a part as
Pakistan continues to recover from the devastating flooding.”