Etihad Crystal Cargo launches A330-200F Services to Tripoli

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 8 September 2010

[HD video below] 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 NDjamena.

The A330-200 freighter will reinforce and build Etihads 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 business.

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.

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