Emirates Chartering Two Freighters from Etihad

Dubai-based Emirates has entered into an agreement to charter two Etihad-operated Boeing 777F planes to provide additional capacity to its Emirates SkyCargo division.

According to Nabil Sultan, the senior vice president for the cargo division, Emirates reduced its owned capacity in the context of growing difficulties for the global air freight market. It recently returned a 777F to its lessor, DAE Capital.

In recent years, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has struggled compared to its larger and better-known national rival.

According to mba’s REDBOOK, twelve 777F aircraft comprise the current Emirates cargo fleet, whereas the Etihad fleet includes six of that same model.

Source: Cargo Facts