Etihad Cargo expands US capacity with inaugural Boston flight

To operate four flights per week to Boston, bringing Etihad Cargo's total number of US flights to 33 per week

Etihad Cargo expands US capacity with inaugural Boston flight
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Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has expanded its U.S. network, and will offer increased capacity to the region with the introduction of a new service to Boston, Massachusetts.

The carrier's inaugural flight arrived on March 31, commencing the regular service that will see the airline operate four flights per week to Boston, says an official release. "Boston is Etihad Cargo's fourth U.S. destination, and the new route reinforces Etihad Cargo's commitment to providing tailored cargo solutions to the North American region."

The new service will be operated on a state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which will provide an additional cargo capacity of 50 tonnes per week, catering to the robust demand for freight between Boston and Abu Dhabi, the release added. Etihad Cargo will offer tailor-made solutions for commodities prevalent in the Boston region with a focus on perishables, medical instruments, pharmaceuticals and aircraft parts.

"Etihad Cargo's expansion into this market is poised to significantly enhance the flow of perishables such as lobsters and seafood as well as critical pharmaceuticals, including medical devices and oncology treatments, from Boston to Abu Dhabi and the rest of the world. The launch of the Boston route marks the latest addition to Etihad Cargo's comprehensive U.S. network, which includes double daily flights to New York's JFK airport, daily services to Chicago O'Hare and Washington D.C., and a weekly freighter service to Chicago. This expansion brings the total number of flights Etihad Cargo operates to the U.S. to 33 per week."

Stanislas Brun, Vice President, Cargo, Etihad Cargo says: "The introduction of the Boston route is a strategic expansion of Etihad Cargo's U.S. network, offering more belly capacity to partners and customers. Boston is an important destination for food and pharmaceuticals as well as a centre for innovation and development. Etihad Cargo's Abu Dhabi-Boston service will support the region's export economy, particularly in facilitating the global distribution of its world-class seafood and breakthrough medical products, and further strengthen trade ties between the U.S. and UAE."

Etihad Cargo has also expanded its network with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, to incorporate all the carrier's stations in the U.S, the release added. "This partnership has elevated Etihad Cargo's premium offerings and enabled the carrier to deliver end-to-end air cargo solutions via its CEIV-certified products including PharmaLife, designed for the secure transport of pharmaceuticals, FreshForward, which ensures the freshness of perishable goods, and specialised services like LiveAnimals and SkyStables dedicated to the safe and humane transport of live animals."

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