Etihad Airways has launched its first ever scheduled flights linking Abu Dhabi and Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) offering cargo customers belly capacity on the five times a week A330-200 service. The A330-200 service will become a daily operation from 31 March 2019.
The inaugural service took place on 24 November and carried 17.6 tonnes of cargo.
Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, Etihad anticipates a total availability of 23,000 tonnes of cargo capacity per year for the Spanish market.
Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer Etihad Aviation Group, says: “We have been tremendously excited about the launch of this service and what better time to arrive here than the month Etihad celebrates its 15th anniversary.
“Commercial and cultural links between the UAE and the Catalonia region are flourishing and Etihad is honoured to play a pivotal role in facilitating and enhancing the growth of trade and the strong demand for tourism.”