Ethiopian’s new Chongqing frequency expands China’s Belt and Road initiative

Today, Ethiopian Airlines announced the addition of a weekly cargo flight from Chongqing (CKG), China to locations in Africa and South America. Beyond expanding the Ethiopian flag carrier’s network, the route also serves as an extension to China’s Belt and Road initiative.  The new route, which Ethiopian Airlines began operating at the end of June, begins at Shanghai Pudong […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 9, 2019

New Chongqing-Addis Ababa routes to support China-Ethiopia cargo ops

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government Port and Logistics Office and Chongqing Airport Group signed a freight route cooperation agreement. The new routes established by this agreement will expand on China’s already growing “Belt and Road” initiative, while also supporting Ethiopian’s efforts to grow its cargo operations.  The new agreement establishes three regular […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 1, 2019

Ethiopian launches first African freighter service to Miami

Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between Addis Ababa and Miami creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium, and all flights will employ 777-200LRF freighter aircraft. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines shows cargo volume growth in Q2

Ethiopian Airlines has released its results for the period ended on June 30, which shows an 18 percent increase in cargo volume to 400,339 tonnes and a 26 percent increase in net profit to about US$ 245.6 million compared to the same period last year. The airline has added eight new destinations to its network […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

DHL GF, Ethiopian Airlines launch JV to build logistics infrastructure in Africa

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have entered a joint venture (JV), “DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd.,” that will serve the entire continent of Africa based from Ethiopia – with Ethiopian Airlines holding a majority stake in the venture. “With its GDP growth, Africa is stepping into the spotlight as production hub,” CEO of DHL […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 26, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines sets late June date to open new cargo terminal

Ethiopian Airlines has set this year’s ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum, hosted by Ethiopia, as the date for the inauguration of its Cargo Terminal-II. The event takes place from 27th to 29th June 2017. The new 150,000 square meter Cargo Terminal includes facilities such as the dry cargo terminal warehouse, the perishable cargo terminal […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 12, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines adds Ahmedabad to India cargo network

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will add Ahmedabad, the carrier’s fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017. The Addis Ababa based carrier also finalized preparations to launch new flights to Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo, set to start 26-28 March 2017. Ethiopian Cargo 777-F Group CEO Tewolde […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 22, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo facility to be operational in April 2017

As the new year turned, Ethiopian Airlines took a moment to congratulate itself on its 2016 performance in a press release that had an interesting update on its ambitious new cargo terminal, which is now 82 percent complete, and expected to be operational in April 2017. Upon completion, the Addis Ababa facility will have an […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 3, 2017

Brussels cargo bounces back in August

August cargo volumes at Brussels Airport have fully recovered, with positive growth for the first time since the terrorist attacks that crippled the airport in March of this year. Cargo traffic for the month grew by 6.6 percent to 39,848 tonnes, compared to August 2015. The airport’s full-freighter segment posted even more impressive numbers, growing […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 16, 2016

Ethiopian Cargo may return to Brussels

When Ethiopian Airlines Cargo moved its cargo operations from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Masstricht-Aachen in the Netherlands in November 2015, BRU felt the pain almost immediately. But thanks to an amendment of the bilateral agreement between Belgium and Ethiopia, the Belgian federal government said it is open to the possibility of cargo once again being […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 8, 2016

Brussels probably wishes it had Ethiopian back

Brussels Airport (BRU) experienced a 2.4 percent decline in cargo demand last month, compared to January 2015, handling just over 9,500 tonnes. The decrease, according to the airport, is “entirely attributed” to losses in the full-freight segment (-11.5 percent), which is still recovering from Ethiopian Airlines’ departure from Brussels because it couldn’t get the necessary […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 10, 2016

And the ‘Air Cargo Journalist of the Year’ is…

Our congratulations to Randy Woods, editor of Air Cargo World, who was named last night the “Air Cargo Journalist of the Year” by the Seahorse Club, the London-based organization for journalism professionals in the freight transport, shipping and logistics sectors worldwide. Randy won for his feature article “The Lion Roars” on Ethiopian Airlines’ cargo operations. The story was published […]
  • David Harris
  • December 9, 2015

Ethiopian Cargo moves from Brussels to Maastricht

Ethiopian Airlines has moved its cargo operations from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Masstricht-Aachen (MST), effective Nov. 1, citing delays on behalf of the Belgian government  to respond to Ethiopian’s request for an extension of Fifth Freedom traffic rights. The carrier had wanted the rights to  fly on to Dubai World Central, Hong-Kong Chek Lap Kok […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 6, 2015
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