Etihad Cargo is to introduce an additional 50 tonnes of belly capacity to John F. Kennedy International Airport from 15 November 2022.
The cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group will operate four new weekly direct passenger flights there, taking its total offering to 11 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and New York.
Etihad Cargo also provides capacity to other destinations in the US via freighter and passenger flights to Chicago and Washington D.C. The carrier operates nine flights per week to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and daily flights to Dulles International Airport, Washington.
The introduction of additional capacity to Etihad Cargo’s winter schedule brings the total cargo capacity into and out of the US to 1,084 tonnes per week.
Existing daily services will continue on Etihad’s new Airbus 350 aircraft, which has been deployed on the New York route since June 2022. The new flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
“Etihad Cargo continuously reviews its network to add more capacity to meet the needs of its partners and customers,” said Etihad Aviation Group’s senior vice president global sales & cargo Martin Drew.
“The introduction of four additional weekly flights to New York to the carrier’s winter schedule further demonstrates Etihad Cargo’s commitment to customers, offering additional capacity on this key trade lane and strengthening the US’ connection to the rest of the world via Etihad Cargo’s hub in Abu Dhabi.”