July 9, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines is operating a weekly flight connecting Chongqing, the largest municipality in Southwest China, with the freight corridors of the world. It operates the B777-200F freighter on the route.
Located adjacent to Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces, Chongqing serves as a node of China’s belt and road initiative linking the country to its western neighbours. The route passes through Shanghai - Chongqing - Delhi - Addis Ababa - Lagos - Sao Paulo - Quito - Miami, connecting the main destinations in Asia, Africa, North America and South America.
Tewolde GebreMariam, group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “We are excited to have launched a freighter service to Chongqing, Southwest China. We are among the veteran carriers that started serving the People's Republic of China back in the early 1970s, longstanding and multi-faceted ties which have translated into a flourishing trade and investment, cultural and bilateral cooperation between Africa and China. Our new cargo service augments the development of China-Africa bilateral trade and expands on China’s already growing 'belt and road' initiative, while supporting our strategic initiatives to expand our global cargo operations.”
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