Etihad Crystal Cargo today announced a new dedicated freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to Almaty in Kazakhstan. Etihad Crystal Cargo is the fast growing cargo division of Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
The service will commence operations on July 28, 2011, using the airline’s Airbus A330-200F freighter with a payload of 59 metric tonnes on the route.
Roy Kinnear, Senior Vice President of Etihad Crystal Cargo, said: “We are delighted to announce our first dedicated freighter service to Almaty.
“Our operations to Almaty will reinforce Etihad’s position in the Kazakh market, adding to our three weekly passenger services between Abu Dhabi and Almaty. We look forward to strengthening the trade ties between the UAE and Kazakhstan through this new cargo route.”
Etihad Crystal Cargo operates to a total of 84 destinations internationally, 13 of which are freighter only. The airline operates dedicated cargo freighter aircraft to 27 of these 84 destinations. The Crystal Cargo fleet consists of one Boeing 777 Freighter, two Airbus A330-200F, two Airbus A300-600F aircraft and two McDonnell Douglas MD11s.