Etihad launches first Central Africa cargo service
Etihad Crystal Cargo has announced the launch of a weekly service from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport to N’djamena, the capital of the Republic of Chad.
The service commenced on 22nd March and will operate every Monday using an MD11 freighter with a payload of 88 tonnes.
N’djamena will be Etihad’s first cargo-only destination in Chad and in the region of Central Africa.
“Trade and business ties between the UAE and Chad continue to grow and we look forward to developing our local partnerships and build a strong customer base in the country, which is widely considered one of the region’s fastest growing economies,” commented Des Vertannes, executive vice president of cargo at Etihad.
“We are very pleased to launch Etihad’s first services to Chad and assist in the development of the country’s economy.”
With its fleet of two Airbus A300-600 aircraft and two MD11, Etihad Crystal Cargo has 21 cargo freighter destinations in the Middle East and Africa and 69 destinations across the globe.