Ethiopian Airlines Group is set to expand its cargo flight network with a new freighter route to Casablanca, Morocco.
Africa’s largest air cargo network operator announced its preparation to introduce the new freighter route in a statement on Saturday.
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“Exciting news! Ethiopian Airlines to launch a new freighter route to Casablanca, Morocco,” the airlines said, stating it will be “the first of its kind in the Maghreb region”.
The airline has not yet disclosed when the flight to one of the largest financial centers in Africa will begin. The city will be the 34 destinations for the group’s Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services.
The plan is part of the airline’s push to expand its Cargo and Logistics Services by opening new routes and increasing flight frequencies.
“Ethiopian Airlines will continue expanding its services around the world … to facilitate global trade and the flow of goods,” Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said last month. The airline has also set its fleet expansion plan in motion, signing deals with Boeing, and Airbus, to purchase a total of 84 aircraft.
Ethiopian carried 723,000 tons of cargo in the June-ended 2022/23 fiscal year, generating about $2 Billion to the airline’s total $6.1 Billion annual revenue.
The national carrier serves 133 international destinations with both belly-hold capacity and 67 dedicated freight services deploying more than 140 airplanes.