Etihad Cargo has been awarded best overall carrier by the Italian Association of Air Cargo Agents.
Etihad Cargo was lauded by a 14-member jury for its investment in the Italian freight market, service performance, market competitiveness and being the best cargo operator to the Middle East. Its successful relationship with the Italian freight forwarding community was also recognized.
“This award is testament to our continuous focus on new and existing customers and our investment in the inbound and outbound Italian cargo market,” David Kerr, Etihad Airways’ vice president cargo, said.
As a result of investment, Etihad Cargo’s freight business in Italy is growing. In 2012, the carrier carried more than 19,000 tonnes of freight to and from Italy, up 15 percent from 2011.
“As a global cargo operator, we look forward to working ever closer with our partners to link Italy with the rest of our growing cargo network,” Kerr said.
From its Abu Dhabi hub, Etihad Cargo provides daily belly cargo capability on Etihad Airways’ passenger flights to and from Milan, and maindeck capability on three-times-per-week A330 freighter service.