(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Etihad cargo a division of the uae national airline etihad airways has enhanced its cargo services to and from switzerland and the united states by offering bellyhold cargo capacity on flights between abu dhabi and zurich and los angeles respectively.
etihad airways launched daily flights to both cities on june 1 bringing the total number of swiss destinations flown direct from its abu dhabi hub to two and raising to four its network of direct us cities. the airline already flies from abu dhabi to geneva in switzerland and to chicago new york and washington dc in the us. the new abu dhabi-zurich services offer cargo customers 260 tonnes of weekly bellyhold uplift capability while flights between abu dhabi and los angeles will offer 130 tonnes of weekly bellyhold volume.
etihad airways is deploying an airbus a330-300 aircraft on the abu dhabi-zurich route with services to los angeles initially being operated by an airbus a340-500 aircraft before switching to a boeing 777-200lr aircraft from 15 july.
kevin knight chief strategy and planning officer at etihad airways said: “switzerland and the us are key markets for us and our new services to zurich and los angeles provide shippers with convenient daily access to points all across our global network. in total we now offer just over 510 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity to and from switzerland and 940 tonnes to and from the us with unique access out of both countries to the gulf region the indian subcontinent market africa and many parts of asia.”
he added: “our new cargo capability to zurich and los angeles will appeal particularly to the valuable goods pharmaceutical textile machinery and fresh produce sectors and we look forward to working with our customers to facilitate more trade across our network.”