No more cargo freight at Brussels

Ethiopian Airlines starts cargo-flights on Maastricht

Ethiopian Airlines announced it will stop flying cargo into Brussels. Instead, the 5 to 6 weekly cargo-flights, amounting to 40,000 to 50,000 tonnes, will be destined for Maastricht-Aachen Aiport. The Ethiopian cargo freight to and from Belgium consists mainly of flowers.

This is good news for the small airport, situated in the very south of the Netherlands. For years, numbers of both cargo freight and passenger flights have been falling rapidly. Over the last year, freights fell by 23 percent.

Conversely, the decision of Ethiopian Airlines is a drain on the Belgian airport. According to CEO Arnaud Feist, the disappearance of Ethiopian Airlines might cost Brussels up to 400 jobs.

source: Provincie Limburg / De Standaard

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