Etihad Cargo Expands Partnership with China's SF Airlines

Etihad Cargo Expands Partnership with China's SF Airlines

Boosts connectivity and capacity with increased frequencies and new Shenzhen

Etihad Cargo has expanded its partnership with China's SF Airlines to increase the frequency of flights between Abu Dhabi and Ezhou.

Additionally, a new weekly freighter service between Shenzhen and Abu Dhabi will be launched to boost cargo connectivity and capacity between China and the UAE.

Starting 15 July 2024, Etihad Cargo will operate two freighters between Abu Dhabi and Ezhou, connecting China to its global network through the carrier’s Abu Dhabi hub.

SF Airlines will operate an additional freighter from Ezhou, bringing the total number of flights between Abu Dhabi and Ezhou to five per week.

The increased frequency of flights between Ezhou and Abu Dhabi and the introduction of a flight from Shenzhen to Abu Dhabi will provide incremental capacity in excess of 200 tonnes, bringing the total weekly available capacity from the partnership to 630 tonnes.

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Stanislas Brun, Vice President Cargo of Etihad Cargo, stated: "This year marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the UAE, and Etihad Cargo is proud to support stronger ties between the two countries."

Robert Zhang, Commercial Director of SF Airlines, said: “We are excited to announce that the cooperated routes between Etihad Cargo and SF Airlines will expand to six flights per week starting from July, as our two companies celebrate the one-year anniversary of our partnership."

In addition to operating two freighter flights per week to Ezhou, Etihad Cargo currently provides belly hold capacity through five weekly flights each to Beijing and Shanghai. It also operates seven freighter flights to Shanghai, two to Guangzhou, and seven to Hong Kong per week.

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