[HD video below] Etihad Cargo has posted record monthly uplift
figures for January of 32,613 tonnes, a 27% increase on January
2012 (25,600 tonnes).
In its annual results announced two weeks
ago, Etihad Cargo reported annual tonnage growth of 19% for 2012
on the back of a capacity increase of 14% in Available Tonnage Kilometres.
Etihad Airways’ Chief Strategy and Planning
Officer, Kevin Knight, said, “2012 was a record-breaking year for
Etihad Cargo and based on projections, demand will be greater
again in 2013. The impressive tonnage figures for
January were driven largely by increased demand into and out of
China and India. Looking ahead, our forecasts
point to continued strong demand in key exporting and importing
markets such as China, India, Southeast Asia and Europe, and we
remain confident that we have the right product and fleet strategy
to match customers’ expectations.”
capacity stays ahead of demand, Etihad Cargo will take delivery of
three additional freighters in 2013 and 2014, comprising one
Boeing B777F and two Airbus A330-200F [see video below].
currently operates two Boeing B777F, one Boeing 747-400F, two
Airbus A330-200F and one Airbus A300-600F. In total, Etihad Cargo
serves 86 destinations across the globe.