Ethiopian Airlines, Belgium’s Liege Airport renew partnership

An Ethiopian Airlines plane waits to take off from the Bole International Airport in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa August 21, 2015. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Airlines and Liege Airport, Belgium’s largest cargo airport announced they have renewed their long-term partnership until 2026.

Liege Airport will continue to be Ethiopian Airlines cargo hub serving as a freighter gateway between Africa and Europe for the next five years, according to a statement from Ethiopian Airlines on Thursday. With the partnership, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has been providing fast and secure cargo transportation service across Europe and beyond for the last 15 years, said Acting Managing Director of Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services, Enquanhone Minyashal. Ethiopian Airlines has already operated 15,000 freighter flights into Liege Airport, approaching an incredible 1 million tons of cargo carried, said Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial of Liege Airport.

Renewal of the partnership agreement not only confirms the European Cargo hub in Liege Airport for the next 5 years, but also states that Ethiopian Airlines will become much more than an airline flying into Liege Airport, noted Verhasselt.