Jan 18 2010
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Etihad To Operate Relief Cargo Flight To Haiti
The MD11 aircraft, which will use its full capacity of 88 tonnes, will fly first to Casablanca and then onto Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The cargo will be unloaded there and taken to neighbouring Haiti.
The charter flight is part of the "Care By Air" initiative, founded by Maximus Air Cargo , Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Airport Services , which provides cargo space 'at cost' to deliver relief aid to disaster-stricken areas around the world.
"Despite the distance between Abu Dhabi and Haiti, everyone at Etihad Crystal Cargo is committed to ensuring this relief flight carrying vital medicines and food takes place as quickly as possible."
"In these desperate times I am pleased the "Care By Air" partners have been able to work together to bring this much needed help to the people of Haiti."
"As a result we are keen to work together with our partners in helping the Red Crescent and Khalifa Foundation with their shipments to Haiti."
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Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in the UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi. Etihad offers flights to more than 55 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia, and Etihad Crystal Cargo operates a fleet of three freighter aircraft which includes two Airbus A300-600s and an MD 11.
About Maximus Air Cargo
Maximus Air Cargo , an Abu Dhabi Aviation Group company, was established in 2005 to provide tailored solutions for moving outsized cargo. A
fter operating for only just over 4 years in the region, it is now a significant regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft wet lease operator, employing more than 175 staff and operating a fleet of eight all-cargo Antonov An-124-100, Airbus A300-600RF, Ilyushin IL-76TD, and Lockheed Hercules L382G aircraft across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Maximus currently runs regular scheduled cargo services on behalf of Etihad Crystal Cargo and is the appointed exclusive air relief support partner for the UAE Red Crescent
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