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Ethiopian Airlines Extends Partnership with Liege Airport for Five years

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport have announced on Thursday that they have renewed their long standing partnership agreement until 2026.

Liege Airport, Belgium’s largest cargo airport and the 6th largest cargo airport in Europe, will continue to be Ethiopian Airlines cargo hub serving as a freighter gateway between Africa and Europe for the next five years.



Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo network operator, has been working with Liege airport for its freighter operations between Africa and Europe.

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services Acting Managing Director, Enquanhone Minyashal said the renewal of the partnership agreement coincide with a time Ethiopian Cargo is registering “tremendous growth in our cargo destinations and capacity”.

“In the next five years, we will work to transform our freighter operation to serve Europe better with our renewed commitment with Liege Airport,” Enquanhone said. “As the largest pan African carrier, Ethiopian Airlines will continue to strengthen its partnership with Liege Airport to boost its freighter operations between Africa and Europe.”

Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial of Liege Airport said LGG will continue to be Ethiopian Airline’s cargo hub in Europe.

Ethiopian has already operated 15,000 freighter flights into LGG, approaching an incredible 1 Million Tonnes of cargo carried.

“This… can be considered as a very impressive start,” the VP said. “In the future a dedicated cargo hub can be established in Liege North for which Ethiopian was the launch customer to start with”.

“More than ever, LGG will be the hub for Ethiopian and the main freighter gateway between Africa and Europe,” Verhasselt said.

Ethiopian carried 500 thousand tons of freight and 5.5 million passengers through its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport last year.