Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, will introduce additional capacity on its flights to the United States market from Q2 2023.
The cargo operator will offer a total of 28 widebody passenger flights and two freighter flights weekly from the US April 24, 2023, it said in a recent statement.
“The additional flights will bring Etihad Cargo’s total cargo capacity to over 600 tons out of the US per week,” the cargo operator continued.
The flights will be operated by Etihad Cargo’s fleet of Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
According to the statement, Etihad will increase its current schedule of 11 flights per week to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to 14 weekly non-stop services to JFK from Abu Dhabi from April 24, 2023.
“The introduction of double-daily direct flights from our Abu Dhabi hub to New York comes in response to increased demand from customers, and Etihad Cargo will continue to explore opportunities to expand its global network and introduce the required capacity,” said Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group.
“The addition of more flights per day to New York combined with Etihad Cargo’s services to other key US destinations and comprehensive road feeder service network will enable Etihad Cargo to fully support its customers in the transportation of their cargo to online and offline locations throughout this key market,” Drew added.
Etihad Cargo currently operates daily flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Dulles International Airport, Washington as well as two dedicated Boeing 777 freighter flights per week to Chicago via Amsterdam.