Ethiopian launches Oslo–Guangzhou freighter service and ups Addis Ababa frequency

17 / 10 / 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is expanding its presence in Oslo, having launched a dedicated B777 freighter service to Guangzhou in China, and increasing its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner frequency between Addis Ababa and the Norwegian capital to six times a week in December.

The twice-weekly freighter departure to Guangzhou was launched last week to facilitate the export of Norwegian seafood to the Asian market, said Ethiopian Airlines group chief executive, Tewolde GebreMariam.

Jasper Spruit, vice president traffic development at Avinor Oslo Airport, said: “We are very much looking forward to getting the new cargo route off the ground. It will make a major contribution to the export of fresh Norwegian seafood to the ever-growing Asian market. Our partnership with Ethiopian means a great deal for Norwegian value creation.”

Ethiopian launched the Addis Ababa–Oslo service in March 2017 and GebreMariam is pleased with its growth. “The Oslo route has proven to be a success within just one year of its launch. It will soon become daily and we plan to add new services to Oslo from Asmara [the capital of Eritrea] in December 2018. Through these flights, we are serving the growing travel need between Africa and Northern Europe.”

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