Ethiopian airlines has denied claims that Kenya made a special cargo deal and left out the national carrier, Kenya Airways.
Referencing an article published on Business Daily, Ethiopian airlines has released a press statement denying claims that it had signed a deal to use their passenger flights for cargo business in Kenya.
“Ethiopian Airlines has not made any special deal with the Kenyan aeronautical authorities as alleged by your media,” read the statement.
The article by Business Daily alleged that KQ was contesting a government deal allowing Ethiopian Airlines to operate passenger planes grounded by COVID-19 for shipment of cargo from JKIA in Nairobi to Europe and Asia.
Ethiopian Airlines has said that like all other airlines flying to Kenya, it has a landing permit to load cargo both on passenger and cargo airplanes.
“Currently, there are many airlines that are loading cargo on a passenger airplane out of Kenya,” the statement continues.
The airline has termed the article by Business Daily as an unfair attack on a neighborly and sister African airline which jeopardizes much-needed cooperation between and among African airlines.