Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services says it has started two weekly freighter flights connecting Xiamen with São Paulo and Santiago via Addis Ababa. The cargo and logistic service company also plans to commence two weekly freighter flights between Shenzhen and Liège as of February 17, 2023. Ethiopian will deploy B777 Freighter on the new cargo routes.
Regarding the launch of the new flights, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are glad to expand our reach in China adding Xiamen and Shenzhen in our global freighter network. The new cargo flights will be instrumental in facilitating cargo shipments across the world by improving air connectivity among China, Africa, Europe and South America.” Ethiopian Airlines adds that it “will continue expanding its services around the world by opening new routes and increasing flight frequencies so as to facilitate global trade and the flow of goods.”
The new flights come as Ethiopian “marks the 50th anniversary of the start of its passenger service to China back in 1973.” According to the airline, Xiamen and Shenzhen will increasing its cargo destinations in China to eight, including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Wuhan and Chengdu. In addition to the cargo services, Ethiopian currently flies to four passenger destinations namely, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai with its enhanced services and modern fleet.
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services covers more than 130 international destinations around the world with both belly hold capacity and 68 dedicated freighter services. Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, one of the major strategic business units within the Ethiopian Airlines Group, has been winning global awards for its remarkable performance and service excellence. At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ethiopian Cargo was instumental to the positive results recorded by Ethiopian Airlines.