Etihad adds cargo flights to routes where coronavirus has hit passenger demand

An Etihad Airways plane prepares to land at the Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates. (File photo: AP)

Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways to expand cargo network to replace passenger amid coronavirus

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Tuesday it was expanding its cargo network to markets where passenger operations have decreased due to the coronavirus epidemic.

About half of all air cargo carried worldwide normally flies in passenger jets but the grounding of those planes due to the coronavirus outbreak is driving freighter demand.

Etihad also said it was also increasing services over the summer to cargo destinations.

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