Ethiopian launches freighter services to Milan and Zaragoza
03 / 04 / 2017
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has launched two new cargo routes to Europe: Milan in Italy and Zaragoza in Spain.
Currently, Ethiopian is providing the European market with minimum weekly tonnage capacity of 2,200 from Liege (LGG), deploying Boeing 777 freighters.
Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam said: “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.”
He added: “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.”
Ethiopian recently added Ahmedabad as its fifth cargo gateway in India with a direct freighter link.