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Ethiopian Cargo Renews Partnership with Liege Airport

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines Group has renewed partnership with Liege Airport, the group’s cargo hub in Europe.

Both companies. while marking their 17-year long partnership today, reaffirmed their commitment to boost freighter operations and strengthen the strategic alliance.

The collaboration between Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, and Liege Airport played a significant role in connecting Europe to Africa and beyond. Last year alone, Ethiopian uplifted approximately 160,000 tons of cargo from the Belgian Airport.

“This partnership has been instrumental in Ethiopian Cargo’s success as one of the global leaders in the air cargo industry,” Group CEO Mesfin Tasew noted.

The CEO said: “Liege Airport provides us with a strategic location and world-class infrastructure, enabling us to offer our customers seamless and efficient cargo solutions.”

“We are grateful to the management of Liege airport and our stakeholders for the unwavering support we have been receiving for the 17 years,” he added.

‘Ethiopian is a magnificent success story’

The partnership has been mutually beneficial, contributing to the growth and development of both organizations.

Ethiopian Cargo’s extensive network and operational capabilities, combined with Liege Airport’s modern infrastructure and efficient processes, have resulted in an effective and reliable cargo hub 9ver the years.

“We are delighted with our long-term” partnership with Ethiopian Cargo,” said Liege Airport CEO Laurent Jossart.

“Ethiopian is a magnificent success story and continues to grow here. The company links different continents with a fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft,” Jossart said, “We are honored by Ethiopian’s confidence in Liege Airport, and we will always be at their side to help them in their development.”

Ethiopian has been operating cargo flights to and from Liege Airport since 2007. Currently, it carries out about six freighter flights each day to Liege from its hub Addis Ababa and other origins operating with B777-200F and B767-300F.

Hyderabad, Ahmedabad are Next

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services operates flights to more than 135 international destinations across five continents.

Its Cargo network will expand further when the company launches cargo flights to Hyderabad and Ahmedabad from India as of May 2024.

The addition of the two cities would bring Ethiopian Airlines’ total dedicated freighter destinations to 70.

Ethiopian Cargo envisions operating 90 dedicated freighter destinations by 2035, supported by a fleet of 37 dedicated freighters, to cement its position as one of the global leaders in the air cargo industry.