19 April, 2017
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce that it
has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain as of April, 2 and March 28, 2017 respectively.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked: “With the largest and most
modern dedicated Freighter fleet and the largest Cargo Network connecting
African countries with their major trading partners around the world, Ethiopian
Cargo is contributing its own share in the fast and sustainable economic
development of Africa. Airfreight plays critical role in international trade
and especially in the carriage of high value goods, temperature controlled
cargo like flower, fruits and vegetables, pharmaceuticals, life science etc…
While we are on the eve of the inauguration of the first
phase of our state of the art cargo terminal, addition of these cargo routes,
makes our global air Cargo service even more stretched to the world with
adequate ground facilities and quality services. This move will further
strengthen trade and commercial ties between Africa and Europe. I wish to thank
all who made these new routes possible.”
Currently, Ethiopian is providing the European market with
minimum weekly tonnage capacity of 2,200 from Liege (LGG), deploying modern
game changing fleet, Boeing 777 Freighter.
It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Cargo has won ‘African
Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development’ at
Brussels in February and March respectively.