Ethiopian Cargo Services started new cargo freighter flights to Istanbul (SAW) and Beirut (BEY) on April 23, 2016. The newly launched flights will further strengthen ET’s cargo service to/from Liege (LGG) and Brussels (BRU) which are the strategic hubs in Europe. The flights are routed LGG-SAW-ADD and LGG-BEY-ADD.
The destinations will offer more convenient routes for Ethiopian customers to South East Europe and Middle East. Each destination will be served once a week with B777-200 LR freighters, the longest range twin-engine freighter aircrafts, with a capacity to hold 103 tons per aircraft.
By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo plans to uplift over 820,000 tons per year flying to 37 freighter destinations across 5 continents using 19 dedicated modern cargo aircraft. Ethiopian is already serving 34 cargo destinations currently.
It is to be recalled that Ethiopian Cargo Services, the largest cargo operator in Africa, was voted the Best Cargo Airline of the Year from Africa at the “2016 Cargo Airline of the Year” Air Cargo News awards held on April 23, 2016 at the Lancaster London Hotel.