Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has launched a direct freighter flight from Bahir Dar to Liege, one of the largest Ethiopian flower importer destinations, carrying 45 tons of flowers on January 24, 2018.
Ethiopian has always been at the forefront to support the national economy with the massive availability of connections across the country. With its vastest domestic network in the continent, Ethiopian now flies to 21 domestic points with multiple frequencies enabling economic integration between and among regions, encouraging tourism, possible.
Regarding the milestone, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said:
“Today marks yet another big milestone in the history of Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services for we start direct freighter service dedicated to flower with the aim of delivering the best flower produces of the country to end users fresh, timely and direct from the farm to Ethiopian flower in Europe. With its daily freighter services to Belgium, Liege and Brussels, Ethiopian transports a total of 130 tons of flowers.
“As always, Ethiopian has positioned itself as the major catalyst for the movement of these products from the country to the world via its rich global network. Today’s milestone is a showcase that Ethiopian will also launch similar services from other flower producing regional states. Ethiopia being rich with abundant fertile land, it can reach to the global market with its fresh and quality flowers among other agricultural produces. We shall continue to support the export sector and the national economy with our convenient global cargo and passenger services.”
Ethiopian Airlines will avail similar freighter services from other flower producing regional states such as Hawassa and others.