Etihad Cargo is introducing additional 50 tonnes of belly capacity via its four new weekly direct passenger flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
The extra capacity will be added from 15 November 2022 and including the additional flights, the carrier will offer a total of 11 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and New York.
Etihad Cargo also provides capacity to other key destinations in the US via freighter and passenger flights. The carrier operates nine flights per week to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and daily flights to Dulles International Airport, Washington.
Etihad’s new Airbus A350 aircraft has been deployed on the New York route since June 2022. The new flights will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Cargo at Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Etihad Cargo continuously reviews its network to add more capacity to meet the needs of its partners and customers. The introduction of four additional weekly flights to New York to the carrier’s winter schedule further demonstrates Etihad Cargo’s commitment to customers, offering additional capacity on this key trade lane and strengthening the US’s connection to the rest of the world via Etihad Cargo’s hub in Abu Dhabi.”