About half of Gulf airspace is reserved for military use.
The UAE will be behind only the US and China in volumes by 2018.
The new route will commence with a Boeing 747-400 Freighter.
UAE's national airline reports revenue of $1.8 billion the quarter.
CargoConnect members earn miles for net revenue paid on Etihad Cargo.
Europe is the Middle East's largest air trade partner.
The terminal could handle up to 1.6 million tonnes per year.
Aircraft movements up as well, at 15.4% more than in August 2013.
Cargo capacity on Middle East carriers also up six percent.
New innovative White Container' fills a gap in the cool chain market.
All dedicated freighter services have moved permanently to Al Maktoum.
All cargo operations at the airport are fully automated.
New services 'will create exciting opportunities for businesses'.
Freight markets in the region expanded by 9.4 per cent.
A Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft will carry up to 103 tonnes of cargo.
The vehicles are transported at a cost of more than $30k.