Etihad to launch Madrid freighter flights


Etihad Cargo will launch a new freighter route to Madrid on July 15. The twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighter flights between Abu Dhabi and Madrid will add over 200 tonnes of cargo capacity for Europe and increase the total number of flights to Spain to 25 per week.

Madrid is a key European fashion hub, and the route will also boost e-commerce shipments from Asia to Europe via Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Cargo’s existing European freighter network includes six weekly flights to Amsterdam and three to Frankfurt. With the addition of Madrid to the network, Etihad Cargo’s freighter flights to Europe will increase to 11 per week.