(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Making a record etihad airways transported 30 per cent more cargo during the months of april and may.
the performance has pushed the carrier into the list of top 10 performing global air cargo operators based on monthly worldacd carrier rankings. in april etihad cargo moved 44730 tonnes of cargo around the world which is 30 per cent higher than the 34352 tonnes ferried in the same period last year. the month of may also saw impressive cargo tonnage flown across etihad cargo’s network with 48869 tonnes of freight carried up 31 per cent on may 2013 and an increase of nine per cent on the previous month.
the figures reflect etihad cargo’s continued upward momentum in what has been a strong performing h1 2014 period to date.
kevin knight etihad airways’ chief strategy and planning officer said that growth figures were “driven by a combination of factors including better capacity utilisation on routes to and from the netherlands united states and india more bellyhold capacity to and from munich new york and chengdu enhanced scheduling optimised connections and a robust charter business.”
knight said: “moving onto the list of world’s top 10 is a great achievement and our intention is to continue building our business create value for our partners and support our customers. we also improved our global market share by meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers.looking ahead our growth projections for the remainder of 2014 are on track.”
at the end of this month etihad airways will take delivery of a fourth airbus a330-200 freighter.