Etihad Cargo launches twice-weekly freighter flights to Brussels

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Etihad Cargo has increased capacity to Belgium with twice-weekly Airbus A330 Freighter flights, adding to the daily passenger services with bellyhold space.

The Abu Dhabi based carrier says Brussels Airport will benefit from Etihad Cargo’s infrastructure for transporting and handling products that require an unbroken cold chain, particularly pharmaceuticals and perishables.

Etihad Cargo launched its dedicated pharmaceutical product, TempCheck, in March 2015; to make sure all temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals are transported in compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines.

Etihad Cargo vice president, David Kerr says: “Brussels is an important route into Europe with the freight operation returning to full strength, so as part of our plans to expand further this year, we are pleased to begin operating in and out of the city.”

He continues: “Brussels provides vital connections across Europe and is also a key connector into Africa so we know that it will be another important route on our global freighter network.”