ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian Airways, Ethiopia’s nationwide flag provider, introduced that it has added the southern Chinese language cities of Xiamen and Shenzhen to its cargo locations.

In a press assertion issued late Friday, the airline mentioned it has already began two weekly freighter flights connecting Xiamen with the Brazilian metropolis of São Paulo and the Chilean capital of Santiago by way of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

The assertion additionally mentioned Ethiopian Airways plans to start two weekly flights between Shenzhen and the Belgian metropolis of Liege as of subsequent Friday. The airline plans to deploy Boeing 777 freight plane on the brand new cargo routes.

“The brand new cargo flights shall be instrumental in facilitating cargo shipments internationally by bettering air connectivity amongst China, Africa, Europe and South America,” the airline mentioned.

Ethiopian Airways already operates freighter flights to the Chinese language cities of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Changsha and Wuhan.

In January, Ethiopian Airways introduced that its passenger flights to China will return to pre-Covid-19 ranges by March 2023.

The growth of present and new Chinese language locations got here as Ethiopian Airways marked 5 many years for the reason that begin of its passenger service to China again in 1973.