Etihad Cargo will introduce additional air freight capacity to New York in its winter schedule via four new direct passenger flights each week to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) starting 15 November 2022.
The new flights, which will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will allow an additional 50 tonnes of belly capacity each week for the airline, bringing its total cargo capacity into and out of the US to 1,084 tonnes each week.
With the added flights, the carrier will offer a total of 11 weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and New York when the new schedule commences. Daily services will continue on Etihad’s Airbus A350, which has been deployed on the New York route since June 2022.
In addition to JFK, Etihad Cargo provides capacity to other key destinations in the US with nine weekly flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and daily flights to Dulles International Airport in Washington.
This is the latest step by the carrier to expand operations in the US. Earlier this year Etihad Cargo strengthened its US commercial team with the appointment of Caroline Pappas to the role of General Manager – Americas.