World Airways Extends MD-11 Freighter Contract with Etihad Crystal Cargo

September 22, 2010

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Sept. 22, 2010) – World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., has extended a contract with Etihad Crystal Cargo to provide two MD-11 cargo aircraft into 2011, operating on scheduled routes to Europe, Asia and Africa.

“World Airways has provided Etihad Crystal Cargo with international MD-11 cargo service since 2007,” said Brian Bauer, Global’s chief commercial officer. “We are pleased to continue our business relationship with this award-winning airline.”

Etihad introduced all-cargo services in February 2005, currently operating a fleet of regional freighter aircraft, two Airbus A300-600RF aircraft, and its first A330F. Etihad Crystal Cargo won the "Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award” in 2010.

Established in 2004, Etihad Crystal Cargo is the cargo division of Etihad Airways.

From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Crystal Cargo offers its customers a range of cargo services linked to its expanding international route network and aircraft fleet.  The schedule includes services to: 20 Middle East and African destinations, 17 European destinations, 18 Indian Sub-Continent and 15 Far East and Australian destinations. This includes 11 freighter-only destinations of Bangalore, Erbil, Guangzhou, Hahn, Kolkata, Kabul, Nairobi, N’djamena, Shanghai, Tianjin and Tripoli.

World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., is a U.S.-certificated air carrier providing customized transportation services for major international passenger and cargo carriers, international freight forwarders, the United States military and international leisure tour operators. Founded in 1948, World Airways operates a fleet of wide-body aircraft to meet the specialized needs of its customers.  For more information, go to

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