Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services has Commenced two weekly freighter flights connecting Xiamen with São Paulo and Santiago via Addis Ababa.
It also plans to start two weekly freighter flights between Shenzhen and Liège as of February 17, 2023, and will deploy B777 Freighter on the new cargo routes.
Regarding the launch of the new flights, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said that its cargo arm is glad to expand its reach in China through the addition of Xiamen and Shenzhen to its global freighter network.
He said: “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.
“As the largest cargo network operator in Africa and a key air cargo service provider globally, Ethiopian Airlines 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”.
Ethiopian is launching these new flights as it marks the 50th anniversary of the start of its passenger service to China back in 1973. Xiamen and Shenzhen will join the vast Ethiopian network increasing its cargo destination 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 over 130 international destinations around the world with both belly hold capacity and 68 dedicated freighter services.