Ethiopian Airlines Cargo celebrates Liege anniversary
27 / 11 / 2018
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services has celebrated 10 years of cooperation with Belgian airfreight hub Liege.
The anniversary was celebrated at the recent 2nd Africa Aviation summit, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, and hosted by long-term partners NAM, Astral Aviation and Liege Airport.
The next summit, in 2020, is to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will be hosted by Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistic Services and Liege Airport.
Fitsum Abady, general manager Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services, said in Nairobi that the carrier’s choice of Liege in 2008 as its European hub has proved to be a wise choice.
The freight carrier has grown rapidly over the last decade: its freighter fleet has evolved from two leased MD11s to an inventory of eight brand-new Boeing 777 freighters – with more to come.
Liege Airport has accommodated that expansion and Abady, for his part, is also an ambassador for Liege Airport. He said that he is convinced that there will be many more happy landings, and challenged the airport to keep managing the growth of its long-term partners.
Liege has invested in additional warehouse space, in new systems and in Cloud-based cargo community systems, supporting growth in traffic through the gateway – for perishables moving from Africa such as flowers as well as for general cargo.
Ethiopian Cargo played a role in the creation of Liege Airport Cargo North as a gateway for flowers and other perishables, and is seen as an important partner for the future by the Belgian gateway.