Ethiopian’s new cargo routes to Europe
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has launched two new cargo routes to Europe; Milan, Italy and Zaragoza, Spain as of April 2 and March 28, 2017, respectively.
Tewolde Gebre-Mariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines 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. Air freight 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.”
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.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian Inflight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service.