Etihad Cargo has introduced 15 direct passenger and freighter flights per week to China, which it said reinforced its commitment to the market.
The cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group will focus exclusively on direct passenger flights and dedicated 777 Freighter flights from this month.
In addition to cargo capacity on passenger flights, Etihad Cargo also operates Boeing 777-200 freighter flights daily for Shanghai and six times per week for Hong Kong, bringing the total cargo capacity into and out of China to 2,708 tonnes per week.
“As the Chinese market starts to recover from Covid challenges and zero-Covid restrictions are lifted, Etihad is pleased to resume its passenger operations to Beijing and reaffirm our commitment to Etihad Cargo customers with the introduction of capacity on key trade lanes,” said Etihad Aviation Group’s senior vice president global sales & cargo Martin Drew.
“These flights will connect China to the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world via Etihad Cargo’s hub in Abu Dhabi.
“China is a critical strategic market for Etihad Cargo, and the direct flights between the two capital cities and other major destinations will further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and China.”