Africa’s largest cargo service provider, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services is poised to commence domestic cargo flights to Dire Dawa and Jigjiga cities three times a week from August 30.
According to Air Cargo News, the African air cargo network operator did not confirm what aircraft would be used on the route, however, according to its website, its fleet includes B777-200F and B737-800SF aircraft.
In March, Ethiopian Airlines partnered with International Djibouti Industrial Park Operation (IDIPO) and Air Djibouti as it looks to develop sea-air operations between China and Africa.
Addis Ababa-hubbed Ethiopian operates in major trade lanes between Africa and Europe and the Middle East and Asia, serving more than 70 global freighter destinations.
Currently, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services operates a warehouse with annual capacity of over 250,000 tons, equipped with modern cooling facilities.
The company is currently building a new transhipment terminal that is anticipated to have a capacity of 1.2 million tons per year.