To be honest, that’s not a huge surprise… for a couple of reasons! First, the wide-body aircraft is very photogenic and provides a stunning canvas for the Etihad livery.
Second, its currently being deployed on a round-the-world scheduled routine in conjunction with Atlas Air, covering locations such as Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Chicago, Miami, Viracopos, Quito and Amsterdam… so there’s plenty of opportunities for plane spotters to take their snaps.
And since this particular aircraft has been receiving so much attention, here’s a cool time-lapse video that shows the Etihad Cargo Boeing 747-8F being painted!
You can watch the video below – and there’s a regular stream of aviation videos, photos and stories on my Facebook page. If that sounds like your cup of tea, click here to visit and like the page.
RELATED ARTICLE: Amazing time-lapse video of British Airways staff creating Boeing 747 artwork
“Etihad Cargo is reinforcing its position as a global operator with the entry into service of this round-the-world routing, touching the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Europe,” commented Kevin Knight, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Etihad Airways during the service’s official launch at the end of May 2013.
“This goes beyond simply joining the dots, it’s about working with partners, operating routes which benefit our customers across the globe, entering new markets, establishing new trade lanes, being cost effective and delivering value. By linking the round-the-world capability with our existing Etihad Cargo services through our Abu Dhabi hub, we believe our offer is industry-leading.”
MORE TIME-LAPSE VIDEOS: Etihad Airways takes over Dubai roundabout for promotional campaign