ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines is transporting fresh roses to various destinations across the world for Valentine’s Season as the demand for its cargo service continues to grow.
The Cargo and Logistics service has helped the Airlines to remain cash positive after the Covid pandemic led for passenger flights demand to drop globally.
Ethiopian said it is now extending its cargo services to cater for increased freight demand during the Valentine’s Season that runs until February 11, 2022.
“Ethiopian Cargo is extending its services in this month of love and is transporting fresh rose flowers to different countries in the world using its temperature controlled modern aircraft,” said the Airlines on Wednesday.
According to Media reports, the Kenyan Aviation regulators granted Ethiopian permission for two-year in a row to fly cargo directly from Nairobi without making stop-overs at its Addis Ababa base.
At least 20 ad-hoc flights have been approved for the Ethiopian carrier till mid February.
Last year, the Airlines transported more than 95 million stems of flowers for Valentine’s Day to several destinations from Ethiopia and Kenya – two of Africa’s top flower exporters.
The main destinations for the cut flowers were Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.