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Ethiopian, ASKY Airlines open cargo hub in Togo

By control on August 23, 2013

Ethiopian Cargo, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is opening a second cargo hub in Africa based in Lomé, Togo, in partnership with ASKY Airlines, a Togo airline.

The new cargo hub will begin operations in September after the phase-in of a B737-400F.

For the past three years, Ethiopian and ASKY have been serving passengers travelling within, to and from West and Central Africa through the Lomé hub.

Now, Ethiopian and ASKY are partnering in the establishment of a new cargo hub in Lomé for the transportation of goods between West Africa and the rest of the world. This partnership will enable air transport of high-value and perishable goods to and from West and Central Africa, thereby playing a role in the growth of trade and the economic development of the region.

“As Africa continues with its fast economic growth, we are expanding our cargo network to serve the continent better and make air cargo accessible to more countries and more people,” Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian, said. “Africa is a large continent in landmass, economy and population, and multiple hubs with multiple African airline partnerships are critically essential to ensure global standard air transport. Over the last three years, in line with our Vision 2025 multiple-hub strategy in Africa, we have successfully established a second passenger network hub in Lomé, in partnership with ASKY to better serve the West Africa community. We are now extending this successful partnership to the cargo business.”