National Air Cargo Group, Inc. Partners with Etihad Cargo on USPS ICAIR 2023-27 Program

Aug 7, 2023 | Corporate Member News

U.S. based National Airlines, a division of National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc., has entered an interline agreement with Middle East’s dynamic Etihad Cargo to successfully roll out the ICAIR23 program for the United States Postal Service (USPS). This agreement initiates a unique partnership, as it combines National’s extensive experience in providing international freight transportation services with Etihad Cargo’s global commercial network. 

Under phase 1 of the ICAIR23 program, National Airlines, a U.S. flag carrier with P1 preferences, will dispatch USPS civilian, military, and diplomatic mail using the scheduled services of Etihad Cargo across several awarded lanes for the period 2023 -2027.

“It’s our honor to once again be part of the ICAIR program for USPS. This time it brings us much pleasure in collaborating with Etihad Cargo, a dynamic and rapidly growing global airline. We are looking forward to this association and hope to provide best-in-class mail delivery experiences to customers around the world through this program”, commented Mr. Christopher Alf, Chairman, National Air Cargo Group, Inc.

Tim Isik, Vice President, Commercial at Etihad Cargo, said, Etihad Cargo is committed to making the transportation of mail across the carrier’s network as seamless and efficient as possible. Etihad Cargo’s partnership with National Air Cargo Group will enable the two airlines to join forces to enhance international USPS mail deliveries, providing greater connectivity to destinations across Etihad Cargo’s global network, and provide customers with an efficient service.”

With National Airlines’ proven track record in worldwide cargo charters and logistics movement over the past three decades and Etihad Cargo’s growing network which connects major cities across the globe, this association is set to enhance the efficiency of international USPS mail deliveries, demonstrating a shared commitment to the ICAIR program. Customers can expect improved transit times, enhanced tracking capabilities, and a more seamless end-to-end experience to move their mail and packages.

Phase 1 of the ICAIR23 program, powered by experienced personnel and subject matter experts, is slated to launch in August 2023 and continue through August 2027. The teams are looking forward to working together in a close alliance to service USPS customers globally. 

About National Air Cargo Group, Inc.
Established in 1991, National Air Cargo Group, Inc. offers premium global end-to-end logistics solutions and freight forwarding services. Through global operational hubs, niche, and industry-specific transportation solutions are curated for governmental programs, defense departments, e-commerce, automotive, oil-field projects, temperature-controlled shipments, live animal movements, and humanitarian aid and relief support. National Airlines, the airline division of the company, is a U.S. FAA-certificated Part 121 air carrier, with a fleet of eight B747-400Fs, A330-200 and B757-200 provides on-demand commercial cargo and passenger charters to over 100 plus locations worldwide. Experienced crew, technology-driven networking platforms, and strategically located hubs in the U.S., GermanySpain, Netherlands, DubaiMalaysiaJapanShanghai, and Hong Kong offer customers immediate and customized supply chain solutions around the clock.

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About Etihad Cargo
Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways. Since its establishment in 2004, Etihad Cargo has grown rapidly to become one of the leading air cargo carriers in the world, offering customers a range of cargo products and services to five major continents. Its hub in Abu Dhabi is strategically located at the centre of the world’s busiest trade lanes, providing an integral link between AsiaEuropeNorth AmericaAustralia, and Africa.

In addition to general cargo, Etihad Cargo offers a wide range of specialty products including live animals, dangerous goods, valuables, and vulnerable, personal effects, as well as its market-leading cold chain products (the latter holding IATA’s stringent Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators certifications for both Pharmaceutical and Perishables Logistics, as well as Live Animals Logistics).

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SOURCE National Air Cargo Group

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