Etihad Cargo adds Stansted, East Midlands and Copenhagen to network

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Etihad Cargo has expanded its European freighter network to nine destinations with new routes to Stansted Airport and East Midlands Airport in the UK, and Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.

The routes will be served using Boeing 777 Freighters, and joins Amsterdam, Frankfurt (both Main and Hahn), Milan, Brussels and Zaragoza as Etihad Cargo freighter destinations. Etihad also offers bellyhold capacity on a number of routes throughout Europe.

Etihad Cargo senior vice president, David Kerr says: “We have responded to our customers’ demand for freighter capacity out of Europe, and our freighter fleet gives us the flexibility of deploying capacity when and where it is required.”

He adds: “These three new services will connect producers with consumers halfway around the world. Manufacturers in the UK and Denmark can now get their merchandise to their customers in the Middle East even faster, in as little as 24 hours in some cases.”

Copenhagen Airport chief operations officer, Peter Krogsgaard says: “We are very pleased that Etihad Cargo has set up operations at Copenhagen Airport. Air cargo is of major importance to the Danish business sector. In value terms, more than one third of Danish exports leave the country by air.”

“Copenhagen is a strong Northern Europe hub for air cargo, and a fast growing international player such as Etihad Cargo will further strengthen our position in the market.”