Etihad Cargo has launched ‘FlightValet’ to move cars around the world in time for the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations.
Each year Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of vehicles on its passenger and freighter aircraft and the new product will simplify the customers’ booking experience.
FlightValet is available to those who wish to transport their luxury vehicles immediately, with a dedicated team overseeing the swift, safe and secure delivery of the vehicle to its final destination.
Etihad Airways managing director for cargo and logistics, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid says: “We are delighted to introduce this new tailored product to the marketplace. Demand from our customers has grown significantly in recent years, and in an effort to improve our service offering, we have introduced vehicle handling capability at key new stations in 2018.”
The service will also offer to car dealers and manufacturers the opportunity to move vehicles globally with greater ease, particularly to cater for the Italian supercar market at Milan Malpensa Airport on Etihad passenger aircraft, as well as chartered and scheduled freighter flights.
Shadid adds: “FlightValet is the latest addition to Etihad Cargo’s suite of high-value products, which includes our arts and musical instruments product FlyCulture, launched last year with the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and our signature pharma and life sciences product TempCheck, to name just a few.
“This is a key part of our strategy to leverage Abu Dhabi’s natural position as a logistics centre for the world, and drive growth in air cargo high-value product segments that diversify our portfolio and reinforce our position as the air cargo partner of choice.”