June 25 - Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of three new freighter aircraft - one B747-8F, one B777F and one A330F - taking its dedicated all-cargo fleet to nine.

The B747-8F was unveiled at a special Etihad Cargo event held at Abu Dhabi Technologies (ADAT) Hangar 6. May 31, 2013 HLPFI reported that in conjunction with Atlas Air the freighter would be deployed on a new round-the-world service (http://tinyurl.com/ng8ka2h).

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said:  "These modern, fuel-efficient aircraft represent an important step in the growth and development of Etihad Cargo."

This year, Etihad Cargo has expanded freighter services to new destinations including Djibouti, Guangzhou, Lagos, Miami, Quito, Riyadh, Singapore, Sydney, Tbilisi, Vienna and Viracopos.  In addition it has made frequency increases on routes to Dhaka, Frankfurt and Khartoum.