Etihad to step up JFK capacity


Etihad Cargo is to add three more weekly passenger flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and New York (JFK) from 24 April increasing total cargo capacity to over 600 tons out of the US per week. The flights will be operated with Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Etihad Cargo currently operates 11 flights per week to JFK, as well as daily flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Dulles International Airport, Washington. It also operates two dedicated Boeing 777 freighter flights per week to Chicago via Amsterdam.
Senior vice president global sales and cargo, Martin Drew, said: “The introduction of double-daily direct flights from our Abu Dhabi hub to New York comes in response to increased demand from customers, and Etihad Cargo will continue to explore opportunities to expand its global network and introduce the required capacity.
“The addition of more flights per day to New York combined with Etihad Cargo’s services to other key US destinations and comprehensive road feeder service network will enable Etihad Cargo to fully support its customers in the transportation of their cargo to online and offline locations throughout this key market.”