Etihad Airways signs MoU with LuLu Group International

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi-based LuLu International Group. Etihad Airways will be the
preferred supplier of air cargo services for LuLu’s retail operations into and out of the UAE.
Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will offer the LuLu Group International and its forwarding
agents a range of preferential and priority air cargo services. This includes transporting mostly fresh
produce from countries such as Egypt, India, the Philippines, Thailand and the United Kingdom to and
through the UAE.
Best known for the LuLu chain of supermarkets, department stores, hypermarkets and shopping malls,
the LuLu Group International operates businesses all over UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi
Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Kenya,
Tanzania, Ivory Cost, Ghana and Benin.
Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Baumgartner, said: “We are delighted to have signed
this MoU with the LuLu Group International and look forward to working together as this relationship
“This deal is central to Etihad Airways’ role of facilitating trade into and out of the UAE, and will
further support the commercial development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”
Chief Executive Officer of LuLu International Group, Saifee T Rupawala, said: “We are very excited
about this new agreement with Etihad Airways which will help us immensely in effectively managing
our worldwide supply chain and logistics.
“This in turn will help us cater to the diverse needs of our large multi-ethnic consumer base with
prompt service and competitive prices.”

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