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Etihad Crystal Cargo has commenced scheduled services with its
first Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft, operating from Abu Dhabi
to Tripoli in Libya.
The Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft will
allow Etihad to increase frequencies and build its presence in key
markets worldwide, as well as enhance its worldwide charter
services. The aircraft will operate to various Etihad Crystal
Cargo destinations including: Hann; Beijing; Tripoli; Milan; and
“The A330-200 freighter will reinforce and build
Etihad’s presence in the high-growth European and Asian freight
markets, in particular China,” said Roy Kinnear, Executive Vice
President of Etihad Crystal Cargo. “Etihad Crystal Cargo is performing very well
for Etihad and the entry into service of the A330-200 freighter is
an example of our commitment to the growth and expansion of our
Etihad is the launch customer of the A330-200
freighter aircraft which can carry up to 64 metric tonnes of cargo and
can fly up to 7,400 kilometres non-stop.
Etihad is set to take delivery of a second
A330-200 freighter in December, 2010.
An Airbus A330-200F @
Singapore Airshow 2010
The above aircraft is the first A330-200F in the
flight test campaign - MSN1004 - which took to the skies in
November 2009 and is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.