Etihad Crystal Cargo Launches Service to Erbil
Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has launched a weekly service from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The service operates an A300-600F freighter to Erbil with a payload of 42 tonnes on the route. Flights commenced last month on March 26 and will operate every Tuesday and Saturday.Â Cargo flights to Erbil are Etihadâ€™s second cargo service to Iraq, following a twice weekly service to Baghdad which commenced on September 11, 2010.
Des Vertannes, Executive Vice President of Cargo said: â€œWe are very pleased to be operating our second service to Iraq.Â â€œOur service to Baghdad has built a strong customer base in the country and we look forward to continuing our contribution to developing commercial ties between the UAE and Iraq".Â With its fleet of two Airbus A300-600 aircraft and two MD11, Etihad Crystal Cargo has 22 cargo freighter destinations in the Middle East and Africa and 70 destinations across the globe.