TNN : Etihad Airways confirms order for seven Airbus A350 freighters by Deena Kamel

Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven A350F freighters. Photo: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways confirme la commande de sept Airbus A350 cargos

Airline signed a letter of intent with the plane maker in February/La compagnie aérienne a signé une lettre d’intention avec l’avionneur en février

Etihad Airways confirmed an initial commitment with Airbus for seven of the Toulouse-based plane maker’s A350 freighters as it expects the cargo market to remain strong.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline signed a letter of intent to order the cargo aircraft at the Singapore Airshow in February. The National reported in March that the deal was expected to be confirmed by the middle of the year.

“This additional cargo capacity will support the unprecedented growth we are experiencing in the Etihad Cargo division,” Tony Douglas, group chief executive of Etihad Aviation Group, said.

Etihad Airways, which last month posted a record first-half core operating profit of $296 million, said its earnings in the first six months of the year were buoyed in part by growth in cargo revenue. READ MORE