Ezhou welcomes inaugural Etihad Cargo flight
Etihad Cargo’s inaugural freighter flight to Ezhou Huahu Airport arrived on 18 August, making the commencement of freighter service between Abu Dhabi and Ezhou. The new route will provide Etihad Cargo’s customers and partners with greater connectivity to the Chinese market and support Abu Dhabi’s vision of becoming a global logistics and express hub. Etihad Cargo’s Boeing 777-200 freighter arrived in Ezhou on 18 August, making the carrier the first international airline to operate flights to the airport. Located in the Hubei Province of China, Ezhou Huahu Airport was developed as Asia’s first and the world’s fourth professional cargo airport. Equipped with a 23,000-square-metre cargo terminal and a 700,000-square-metre freight transit centre, the airport serves as a gateway for air trade between China and the rest of the world. The airport is expected to open ten international cargo routes and 50 domestic routes by 2025, with an annual cargo and mail throughput of 2.45 million tonnes.