Etihad Cargo has launched scheduled freighter flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Singapore’s Changi International Airport.
The weekly flights will continue to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, before returning to Abu Dhabi, reinforcing what Etihad calls its “commitment to serve key logistics hubs in the Asia Pacific region, and offer onward connections through its strategically located Abu Dhabi hub.”
“The new service meets customer demand for more freight capacity between Abu Dhabi and Singapore, and compliments the daily wide body passenger flights between the cities,” the cargo arm of Etihad Airlines said in a statement.
These are key markets for Etihad Cargo, and the opening of the direct route between Abu Dhabi and Changi International Airport supports strong economic and trade links between the cities.
In 2018, Etihad Cargo restructured its network and simplified its fleet to five Boeing 777 freighters, to focus on key trade lanes that benefit from Abu Dhabi’s globally-central location.
Etihad has also increased cargo capacity in core markets including China, India and Vietnam, and today’s addition of Singapore further strengthens the freighter network.