Etihad Cargo continues to bolster its presence in the Chinese market by introducing a weekly Boeing 777 freighter service to Guangzhou, aiming to address the heightened demand for cargo capacity in China. This addition complements the carrier’s recent freighter flight to Ezhou Airport as part of a block space agreement with SF Airlines. With 10 weekly freighter flights to mainland China, Etihad Cargo extends its footprint.
Leonard Rodrigues, Etihad Cargo’s Head of Revenue Management, Fleet, and Network, stated that this expansion facilitates not only cargo demand fulfillment but also strengthens the UAE-China ties, enhancing collaboration opportunities. The move aligns with the airline’s strategy of augmenting connectivity between the Middle East, China, and the Belt and Road Initiative economies.
Despite challenges in China’s high-tech manufacturing sector, Etihad Cargo remains optimistic about the market. The carrier’s strong relationship with China and its agile supply-demand matching contribute to its resilience in the region. As the peak season approaches, the carrier anticipates increased demand and rising charter prices.