Etihad Crystal Cargo seals new freighter deal

Multi-year deal sees the provision of two MD-11 cargo aircraft.
Roy Kinnear, senior vice president, Etihad Crystal Cargo
Roy Kinnear, senior vice president, Etihad Crystal Cargo


Etihad Crystal Cargo has signed a multi-year contract extension with World Airways (part of Global Aviation Holdings), to provide two MD-11 cargo aircraft operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa.

“These two World Airways MD-11 freighters will help us maintain the cargo capacity we require as we grow our successful cargo business,” said Roy Kinnear, senior vice president of Etihad Crystal Cargo.

Etihad introduced all-cargo services from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February 2005 and currently operates a freighter fleet of one Boeing 777F, two Airbus A300-600RF regional freighters, two A330-200 freighters, in addition to the two MD-11 freighters from World Airways.

“Etihad Crystal Cargo is one of our longest-term customers, utilising World’s MD-11 freighter aircraft continuously for the past four years,” said Brian Bauer, Global’s chief commercial officer. “We are pleased to be part of Etihad’s rapidly expanding international network.”

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