Ethiopian Cargo, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce the opening of a second cargo hub in Africa based in Lomé, Togo, in partnership with ASKY Airlines. The new cargo hub will commence operations in September 2013 after the phase-in of a B737-400F.For the past three years, Ethiopian and ASKY have been successfully serving the needs of passengers travelling within, to and from West and Central Africa thru the Lomé hub and enabling them to benefit from the easy and convenient connectivity options offered by their extensive and coordinated passenger networks.
Now, Ethiopian and ASKY are partnering in the establishment of a new cargo hub in Lomé for the transportation goods and commodities between West Africa and the rest of the world. This partnership will enable easy and convenient air transport of high value and perishable goods to and from West and Central Africa, thereby playing a critically essential role in the growth of trade and the economic development of the region.“As Africa continues with its fast economic growth, we are expanding our cargo network to serve the continent better and make air cargo accessible to more countries and more people. Africa is a large continent in land mass, economy and population and multiple hubs with multiple African airline partnerships are critically essential to ensure global standard air transport. Over the last three years, in line with our Vision 2025 multiple hub strategy in Africa, we have successfully established a second passenger network hub in Lomé, in partnership with ASKY to better serve the West Africa community. We are now extending this successful partnership to the cargo business.” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
Ethiopian Cargo is the largest cargo operator in Africa serving 25 cargo destinations globally using six dedicated freighter aircraft. Recently Ethiopian Cargo received “Long Time Partnership” Award from Asia Freight Terminal (AAT) in Hong Kong in recognition of its reliable cargo service.Source: Ethiopian Airlines press release