With this, the Addis-Ababa based carrier joins in on the largest air cargo market in Northern Europe from Norway, which in 2018 is expected to generate over 230,000 tonnes of seafood as air freight.
China and Guangzhou is picking up rapidly on seafood imports from Norway. Ethiopian Cargo will with this new route increase the competitiveness of Norwegian product in China.
The route will be in addition to the five weekly passenger operation to Addis Ababa and connect Oslo with Guangzhou in China.
'We are pleased that our partners in Ethiopian Airlines will offer new freight capacity from Oslo airport. This is important for the development of the Norwegian seafood industry and will contribute to employment and economic growth,' said Avinor Oslo Airport cargo chief Martin Langaas.
Said Ethiopian Cargo chief Solomon Begashaw: 'We look forward to take part in one of the fastest growing air freight markets globally, and look forward to offering the Norwegian market new cargo capacity to China.'
To prepare for the startup, Ethiopian Cargo and Avinor will host a two-day workshop at Oslo Airport for the route in the end of August, said the airport press release.