Etihad Cargo opens 24/7 Control Center

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Cargo has inaugurated its Cargo Control Center, a new facility which enables the company to actively monitor all shipments in real time across both flights and road feeder services on a 24/7 basis. This represents the next step in Etihad’s digitalization program. According to Etihad, the new center’s technology platform is […]

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Faster, Higher, Stronger

In 1894, a French aristocrat and historian named Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee, was seeking a motto for the creation of the modern Olympic Games, which would recreate the ancient Greek athletic contests and expand them to the rest of the world. With help from his friend, Henri Didion, a Dominican […]

Cargo losses at Etihad more evidence of Gulf region’s cargo downturn

What Etihad Airways called a “slight improvement” in freight carried during fiscal year 2016 failed to offset increased pressures on cargo revenues and yields, prompting a 10 percent decline in freight revenues to US$900 million. Cargo volumes for Etihad’s FY 2016 rose just 0.8 percent to 595,916 tonnes. The news from the Abu Dhabi-based carrier […]

Etihad Cargo offers freight discounts to fly cars

When the weather becomes unbearably hot in the Gulf, the world’s most expensive luxury cars, bearing Arabic-language license plates, start appearing in front of luxury stores in London and other major European cities. For these jetsetters with a penchant for navigating foreign motorways in their favorite luxury cars, relief is now in sight. Etihad Cargo […]

Etihad Cargo came out swinging in 2015

Etihad Cargo, the airfreight division of parent carrier Etihad Airways, achieved solid growth in 2015, with 592,090 tonnes of freight and mail flown throughout the year, which is a 4 percent increase, year-over-year. The airline said it was responsible for 88 percent of cargo imports, exports and transfers at Abu Dhabi International Airport last year. […]

South African Airways flying to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed the arrival of South African Airways’ inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE’s capital. The maiden flight, which was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute, marks the beginning of SAA frequencies to Abu Dhabi International Airport, with the carrier offering daily direct flights between Johannesburg and the UAE’s capital. […]

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