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Etihad begins Moscow freighter service

By Staff Reports on August 11, 2014
tagged moscow, etihad

Etihad Cargo will launch twice weekly freighter flights Wednesday linking Abu Dhabi and Moscow Domodedovo airports.

The cargo service will operate every Wednesday and Friday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 64 tonnes.

Moscow is Russia’s capital city and a major political, economic, financial and transportation hub.

“Russia is a key market for Etihad Cargo and our new freighter service will allow us to capitalize on the growing trade between Russia and the UAE. The UAE is home to almost 25,000 Russians, 400 Russia-UAE joint venture companies and we believe this new cargo routing will complement our existing belly-hold operations to and from Moscow,” Kevin Knight, chief strategy and planning officer at Etihad Airways, said. “Furthermore, by offering heavy uplift maindeck capability for the first time to the Russian capital, and linking this with our existing cargo operations in Abu Dhabi, customers now have more choice for transporting larger goods to what is one of the largest markets in the world.”