Ethiopian Airlines and Liege Airport have agreed to extend for another five years their partnership for the transport of air cargo between Africa and Europe. Liege Airport has been serving as Ethiopian main European cargo hub since 2008 for Ethiopian flower exports to the European market and the import of high value goods into Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: “Liege Airport is our main cargo hub for the European market and has been instrumental in the success of Ethiopian flower exports to Europe. We currently operate three wide-body B777-200 LR freighters to Liege every single day during the peak season. I wish to thank Liege Airport, its management and staff, for their top-notch service and facilities, which were critical in making our partnership successful. With Africa’s economic growth in general and Ethiopia’s export-driven growth in particular, the prospects are indeed very bright for our long and mutually beneficial partnership to continue to thrive”.
Luc Partoune, CEO of Liege Airport, added: “As our first client to and from Africa we are proud to serve Ethiopian Airlines since their start with widebodies to and from Europe; the fact that Ethiopian Airlines extends our cooperation based on aforementioned reasons confirms our excellence in perishables, the flexibility of our services, the availability 24-hours a day, and the interconnectivity with all the operators based at Liege airport.”