Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Which African airline carries 130 tons of flowers each day?



The National flag carrier of Ethiopia has launched a direct freighter flight from Bahir Dar to Liege, one of the largest Ethiopian flower importer destinations. The service will carry 45 tons of flowers and took to the air for the first time on 24th January 2018.
 Ethiopian says it has always been at the forefront of cargo conveyance from the country to support the national economy and has one of the biggest route networks for any airline in the region. Marking the launch of the service,  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.”







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