Etihad Crystal Cargo has signed a multi-year contract extension with World Airways (part of Global Aviation Holdings) to provide two MD-11 cargo aircraft operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa.
“These two World Airways MD-11 freighters will help us maintain the cargo capacity we require as we sustainably grow our successful cargo business,” said Roy Kinnear, Senior Vice President of Etihad Crystal Cargo.
Etihad introduced all-cargo services from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February 2005 and currently operates a freighter fleet of one Boeing 777F, two Airbus A300-600RF regional freighters, two A330-200 freighters, in addition to the two MD-11 freighters from World Airways.
Etihad Crystal Cargo won the prestigious ‘Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award’ in 2010, and today operates to 76 destinations across the globe, 13 of which are freighter only. The airline also operates passenger services to 70 cities internationally.
“Etihad Crystal Cargo is one of our longest-term customers, utilising World’s MD-11 freighter aircraft continuously for the past four years,” said Brian Bauer, Global’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are pleased to be part of Etihad’s rapidly expanding international network.”