The introduction of Chennai to Etihad Cargo’s network supports India’s booming market
Etihad Cargo has reinforced its commitment to the Chinese and Indian markets, reinstating a twice-weekly freighter service from Shanghai to Abu Dhabi via Chennai starting 8 December 2022.
The additional freighter service will provide additional capacity into two key global markets.
“As part of Etihad Cargo’s commitment to supporting this key market, the carrier has opened up freighter capacity from Chennai to support increased demand from customers in the region,” said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group.
This latest addition to Etihad Cargo’s network follows the introduction of twice-weekly direct flights to Guangzhou. With the introduction of this destination to the carrier’s network, Etihad Cargo became the first international airline to operate long-haul cargo and passenger services to the top three Chinese gateways— Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou —since the beginning of the pandemic.
In addition to expanding operations in China and India, Etihad Cargo has continuously reviewed its global network, adding destinations and frequencies, and is optimising freighter utilisation to support key trade lanes and customer demand, a press communique concluded.