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. Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, noted that […]
  • 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

The 2016 Freight 50: Analysis of top cargo carriers

For most of the top 10 carriers on the Freight 50 list, growth was relatively static. Cathay Pacific, for example, managed a 5.4 percent increase in overall traffic to reach 10.59 billion FTKs, thanks to its ability to capitalize on “very strong” trans-Pacific demand in early 2015, said Mark Sutch, general manager, cargo sales and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 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

e-AWB gains momentum, but may miss goal

For the second-straight month, the usage of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) across the airfreight industry has grown by 2 percentage points, according to IATA. However, the added momentum appears to be insufficient for the industry to reach IATA’s goal of 45 percent penetration by the end of 2015. At the end of September, IATA reported […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015

Liége looking to have and hold

When UPS put in its forlorn bid for TNT Express, it pointedly failed to make any contact with Liège airport, home hub of its would-be quarry. Understandably, the good citizens of the Belgian gateway were more than miffed at what was perceived as an apparent slight at being ignored and distanced from the discussions between […]
  • Roger Turney
  • June 2, 2015

Liège: An important hub in the fight against Ebola

Although the Ebola crisis in West Africa has subsided as a top story, there is still no cure and the fight goes on. Liège Airport in Belgium has played a significant role in providing humanitarian aid to affected countries. Since October of last year, 111 widebody aircraft carrying an average of 90 tonnes of humanitarian […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 18, 2015

The Lion Roars: How Ethiopian became Africa’s largest cargo carrier

On the nose of every Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, near the cockpit window, there is an image of a golden lion rearing up on its hind legs. The painted logo – based on the “Lion of Judah” that used to be on the Ethiopian flag – is small and subtle, but it is a symbol of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 5, 2015