Etihad Offloads 5 Planes to DHL
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Etihad Offloads 5 Planes to DHL

German giant snaps up 5 A330-200s

Etihad Cargo has released five unwanted A330-200 freighters for sale to German freight giant DHL as it seeks to enlarge its portfolio.

The five planes have been not in use throughout 2018 and the aircraft will be operated by DHL's European Air Transport Leipzig subsidiary, according to Cargo Facts.

DHL now boats an impressive portfolio in terms of air cargo, while Etihad have pointed out the sale doesn’t mean the company is focusing on other areas of its business aside from air travel.

Etihad Airways in the national airline of the UAE and remains a key player on the global stage.

Recently, a huge deal was announced between Etihad and a Chinese investment giant.

A strategic partnership and mutual promotion mechanism was established as Etihad CEO Tony Douglas and Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company Limited (JOCIC) Chairman Luo Hua inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates.

The parties plan to cooperate on a wide range of areas in order to better support the development of the China-UAE Industrial Capacity Cooperation Demonstration Park (China-UAE Industrial Park) in Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, including air logistics, procurement, mutual promotion on respective premises and digital channels.

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