To meet the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, recently launched ‘FlightValet’, the newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe.
“We are delighted to introduce this new tailored product to the marketplace. Demand from our customers has grown significantly in recent years, and in an effort to improve our service offering, we have introduced vehicle handling capability at key new stations in 2018.”- Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics.
Etihad Cargo has been transporting hundreds of high-value vehicles annually on its passenger and dedicated freighter aircraft. This new product aims to further simplify the customers’ booking experience. Furthermore, FlightValet is managed by a dedicated team with a proven track record in handling some of the world’s most valuable cars. They will oversee the swift, safe and secure delivery of a vehicle to its final destination.
Although the immediate target of the FlightValet service is to enhance the customer experience of the region’s Summer travellers, it will be available throughout the year and to cater to anyone needing to transport their vehicles, such as racing enthusiasts wishing to take their cars around the world to iconic racetracks worldwide. The service is also available to car dealers and manufacturers who want to transport vehicles globally with more ease, particularly the Italian supercars market at Milan Malpensa airport. To cater to this market segment, Etihad offers the services of its passenger aircraft, as well as chartered and scheduled freighter aircraft.
“FlightValet is the latest addition to Etihad Cargo’s suite of high-value products, which includes our arts and musical instruments product FlyCulture, launched last year with the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and our signature pharma and life sciences product TempCheck, to name just a few,” added Mr Shadid. “This is a key part of our strategy to leverage Abu Dhabi’s natural position as a logistics centre for the world, and drive growth in Air Cargo high-value product segments that diversify our portfolio and reinforce our position as the Air Cargo partner of choice.”