Etihad Cargo strengthens global connectivity with new Chinese destination
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Posted: 3 May 2023 | International Airport Review | No comments yet
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, is strengthening global connectivity by adding a fourth Chinese gateway destination.
Etihad Cargo operated its inaugural flight to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in the Hubei province of China on 29 April 2023. CREDIT: ETIHAD CARGO
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, is strengthening their global connectivity by adding a fourth gateway destination to its Chinese network. They have introduced weekly flights to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in the Hubei province of China. The inaugural flight arrived in the Hubei Province on 29 April 2023.
The airline currently offers five passenger flights to Shanghai, Beijing Daxing and Guangzhou each week. With the commencement of two weekly freighter services between Abu Dhabi and Wuhan, Etihad Cargo will operate a total of ten freighter services to China, offering an additional 100 tonnes of cargo capacity into the Hubei Province each week. This brings the carrier’s total cargo capacity for China to 1,000 tonnes per week, including 850 tonnes of cargo capacity for Shanghai offered via eight weekly freighter services and two passenger flights.
The new flights between Abu Dhabi and Wuhan will give Etihad Cargo’s partners and customers greater accessibility to 25 domestic Chinese destinations, including Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Nanjing, via SF Airlines’ road feeder service trucking network, further enhancing Etihad Cargo’s connectivity and capabilities in the region.
Martin Drew, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Cargo, said: “The addition of Wuhan to Etihad Cargo’s Chinese network is the latest step in enhancing the carrier’s capabilities in the region. These flights will provide greater connectivity, market access and cargo capacity for Etihad Cargo’s customers, further strengthening the relationship between the UAE and China and positioning Abu Dhabi as a global logistics and express hub.”
Wuhan is the fourth mainland Chinese destination to be added to Etihad Cargo’s network. The carrier will be increasing frequencies to China in the coming months to add further depth to its network and meet increasing capacity demands from customers in the UAE and China.
Flight schedule for Abu Dhabi – Wuhan services, effective 28 April 2023: