Ethiopian Airlines hosted a workshop in collaboration with Liege Airport on Saturday 30 May 2009 at the Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel. The workshop aimed at providing information and facilitating the service at Liege Airport for the buyers and sellers of Ethiopian flower industry.
The workshop brought together flower exporters, growers, producers, stakeholders and logistic service providers involved with Ethiopian flower exports. During the workshop, Liege Airport officials gave a presentation on the overall process and procedure at Liege Airport.
Ethiopian Airlines established its cargo hub in Liege in June 2008 and has been providing dedicated services ensuring the reliable delivery of cargo to various destinations in Europe.
Recently Ethiopian built a state-of-the-art cargo terminal in Addis Ababa with modern facilities and the capacity to handle 350,000 tonnes of cargo per annum. Since the opening of the terminal, Ethiopian Cargo has undergone a major transformation to tap into the growing worldwide cargo traffic as well as implement Ethiopian’s cargo development plan. In line with this, Ethiopian has been increasing its cargo fleet and destinations.
Ethiopian cargo currently operates five dedicated cargo aircraft (two Boeing 757s, two Boeing 747s and one McDonnell Douglas MD-11) in addition to the utilization of the belly space of its passenger fleet of Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft. A second MD-11 is expected to join the Ethiopian cargo fleet in August 2009.
Ethiopian Airlines is the only African airline with dedicated cargo services stretching from Africa to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Ethiopian Airlines, one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Africa, made its maiden flight to Cairo in 1946. With the recent service additions to Riyadh and Malabo, Ethiopian provides dependable services to 35 cities in Africa and to a total of 56 destinations world wide.
In August 2008, Ethiopian won the 2008 Corporate Achievement Award of Aviation & Allied Business for setting the pace towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry.
Ethiopian is also the first African carrier to win the 2008 Brussels Airport Company Award in recognition of its distinguished long haul operations witnessed through the introduction of new routes, new products, and close cooperation with Brussels Airport in marketing activities.
Ethiopian was the winner of the 2008 Best Airline in Africa Award at the African Travel Award in Lagos, Nigeria, for its excellent network and convenient connections in Africa.
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