Etihad Crystal Cargo launches Erbil Service

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 26 April 2010

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, recently launched a weekly service from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The service operates an Airbus A300-600F freighter to Erbil with a payload of 42 tonnes on the route. Flights operate every Tuesday and Saturday.

Cargo flights to Erbil are Etihads second cargo service to Iraq, following a twice weekly service to Baghdad which commenced on 11 September 2010.

Des Vertannes, Executive Vice President of Cargo said, We are very pleased to be operating our second service to Iraq. Our service to Baghdad has built a strong customer base in the country and we look forward to continuing our contribution to developing commercial ties between the UAE and Iraq.

With its fleet of two Airbus A300-600 aircraft and two MD11, Etihad Crystal Cargo has 22 cargo freighter destinations in the Middle East and Africa and 70 destinations across the globe.

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