Etihad Cargo and Trinity Logistics have renewed their partnership, which will see the airline continuing to operate three Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Rickenbacker International Airport.
Originally signed in June 2016, the extended partnership allows Trinity to continue to serve the high fashion industry, forwarding apparel from Colombo, Sri Lanka and Hanoi, Vietnam to Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to the three flights to Columbus, the partnership was further expanded to introduce an onward Etihad Cargo connection between Rickenbacker and East Midlands Airport in the UK.
Etihad Airways managing director cargo and logistics services, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid says: “The long-term extension of our agreement with Trinity is an endorsement of the positive working relationship we enjoyed over the past years. It reaffirms Etihad’s commitment to fostering global logistics partnerships, and enhances our network by focusing on key successful trade lanes.”
Rickenbacker, one of the world’s few cargo dedicated airport is a growing hub for international trade thanks to its foreign trade zone status.
It provides a gateway for importers and exporters covering half the United States including the East Coast, California and Texas, and one third of Canada’s population within a one-day drive.
Trinity Logistics president, David Pereira says: “We are happy to extend our agreement with a likeminded partner in Etihad. Our combined efforts to build a long term sustainable solution for our clients has proved to be a success.”