Etihad Cargo has been recertified to the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma standard by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The Abu Dhabi-based carrier is one of only 37 airlines to hold IATA CEIV Pharma certification globally.
Etihad first achieved IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 2019 for its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Etihad Airport Services Cargo and then went on to become the first airline in the Middle East and only the third globally to hold CEIV Pharma, CEIV Fresh and CEIV Live Animals certifications.
Etihad Cargo achieved IATA CEIV Pharma recertification following an audit by independent validators that assessed the carrier’s capacity to control and enhance its processes.
Etihad Cargo is also a founding member of the HOPE Consortium, and together with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Brussels Airport Company and Pharma.Aero launched Pharma Corridor 2.0 between Brussels and Abu Dhabi, an initiative that aims to provide the highest levels of assurance in the quality of handling to pharmaceutical shippers under the CEIV Pharma programme.