Etihad Airways has entered into a Lease Contract with KLM Martinair Cargo to provide a Boeing 747-400ERF freighter to UAE flag carrier.
This is a great achievement in a range of cooperative initiatives creating sufficient cargo opportunities and customer solutions between the partners.
The 124 payload capacity aircraft is going to be utilized by Etihad Cargo to link Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam and to increase capacity to Dhaka, Frankfurt and Hong Kong as well.
Air France KLM and Etihad Airways work together to create value for each airline including Cargo business.
The Boeing 747-400 ERF delivery and commencement is scheduled for March. The airline already operates Boeing 747-400F, Airbus A300-600F two Boeing B777F and two Airbus A330-200F.
Kevin Knight, The Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Etihad Airways said that extending the agreement with the Air France-KLM for Cargo operations is an extraordinary chance to leverage combined expertise and freighter fleets to grow cargo operations over respective hubs.