Etihad has added more focus on its cargo services within China through the addition of a weekly freighter service to Guangzhou.
This now means that the carrier will provide around 10 weekly cargo services to the country, alongside services to Ezhou and Shanghai.
On top of this, the carrier also provides additional belly capacity for China via ten passenger flights per week to Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.
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Commenting on the addition of flights to Guangzhou was Leonard Rodrigues, the Head of Revenue Management, Fleet & Network for Etihad Cargo:
“With the introduction of a new freighter service between our Abu Dhabi hub and Guangzhou, combined with increased frequencies across China via Etihad Cargo’s freighter services and the airline’s passenger flights, customers and partners benefit from increased cargo capacity.”
“Expanding the carrier’s reach into the Chinese market not only meets the increased demand for cargo capacity in this region but will also further strengthen ties between the UAE and China, providing more opportunities for increased collaboration between the two countries”.
Adding to this was the Head of the Marketing Department at Guangzhou International Airport:
“This significant milestone reflects our enduring partnership since the launch of Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi-Guangzhou passenger flight route in October last year, which played a vital role in the recovery of the Guangzhou market and the Greater Bay Area in the post-pandemic era.”
“The introduction of this all-cargo scheduled flight route will further enhance trade and logistics development between Guangzhou and Abu Dhabi International Airport, while strengthening connectivity between the Middle East, China, and other Belt and Road Initiative economies.”
“We eagerly anticipate a brighter future as we continue to work closely with Etihad Airways.”
What remains clear is that this is a market that Etihad Cargo continues to capitalise on well.
The mainline freight alongside the belly capacity does seem to be working very well for them in China, with Guangzhou being the latest example of that.
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