“The growth Etihad Cargo has achieved across its PharmaLife and LiveAnimals products has been made possible by the hard work and commitment of dedicated teams that have thrived on the challenge of providing world-class cargo solutions to customers.
“Etihad Cargo’s commitment to expanding capabilities has been demonstrated through the carrier’s ongoing investment in infrastructure and solutions that ensure cargo is transported safely and in compliance with international standards.”
the carrier also highlighted its 81% electronic airway bill penetration rate and a 57% increase in bookings made via its online portal .
etihad is not the only airline to see its cargo business be affected by the ramp up of its passenger services . AIR FRANCE KLM and IAG CARGO both reported softer volumes in the second half .
The overall airline was back in the black during the first half, with operating profits reaching $296m against a loss of $392m last year.