Etihad Cargo, the freight business of United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag carrier Etihad Airways, launched twice weekly freighter rotations linking Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME) airports on 13 August 2014.
The cargo service now operates every Wednesday and Friday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 64 metric tonnes.
Kevin Knight, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Etihad Airways, said: “Russia is a key market for Etihad Cargo and our new freighter service will allow us to capitalise on the growing trade between Russia and the UAE.“
“The UAE is home to almost 25,000 Russians, 400 Russia-UAE joint venture companies and we believe this new cargo routing will complement our existing bellyhold operations to and from Moscow.“
Etihad Cargo offers services to 108 destinations internationally, operating a fleet of ten freighters, consisting of four Airbus A330-200F, three Boeing B777F, and three Boeing 747F.