Etihad Cargo Launches New Service to Madrid

Etihad Cargo Launches New Service to Madrid

Adds over 200 tonnes of cargo capacity for Europe

Etihad Cargo is beginning a new route to Madrid starting 15 July 2024. The carrier will operate two weekly Boeing 777 freighter flights between Abu Dhabi and Madrid, adding over 200 tonnes of cargo capacity for Europe.

The launch of a twice-weekly freighter service between Abu Dhabi and Madrid will increase the total number of flights to Spain to 25 per week.

Futher, Etihad Cargo provides belly capacity via 10 passenger flights to Madrid, 10 to Barcelona and three seasonal flights to Malaga launched as part of the airline's summer schedule.  

This expansion aims to boost e-commerce connectivity from Asia to Europe via Etihad Cargo's Abu Dhabi hub and complements Etihad Cargo's existing European freighter network, which includes six weekly flights to Amsterdam and three weekly flights to Frankfurt.

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With the addition of Madrid to the network, the total number of Etihad Cargo's freighter flights to Europe will increase to 11 per week.

Stanislas Brun, Vice President Cargo at Etihad Cargo, stated: "Launching Madrid as Etihad Cargo’s latest European freighter destination supports the growing demand for e-commerce flows between Asia and Europe.

"Madrid's role as a key fashion hub makes it an essential destination for the carrier’s freighter network."

Etihad Cargo's Europe services meet the specific needs of the fashion industry and other sectors dependent on timely e-commerce deliveries.

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