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Ethiopian Airlines and Mail Americas partner to develop cross-border e-commerce services in Africa and Middle East

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Ethiopian Airlines Group announced it has partnered with MailAmericas, a private postal operator, to develop cross-border e-commerce services within Africa and the Middle East using Addis Ababa as a hub.

Ethiopian Airlines will offer air transport services for carrying goods across its network, and Mail Americas will provide its market expertise and knowledge gained in Latin America and Africa, where it has networks in over 40 countries.

Ethiopian Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “As the leading air cargo service provider in Africa, we are glad to team up with Mail Americas in launching e-commerce logistics services across Africa and Latin America.”

The partnership will enable Ethiopian Airlines to offer competitive services to customers in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and other parts of the world.

Tomas Miguens, President of MailAmericas on his part stated, “As one of the largest service providers of Cross Border E Commerce into Latin America, we are thrilled to partner up with Ethiopian Airlines Group and expand our horizon into Africa’s territory. We have an extensive knowledge in the region through our subsidiary Mailafrica which has provided services over 25 years. It’s our pleasure to be able to work side by side with the leading airline in Africa. This will grant every customer a better shopping experience, improving delivery time and traceability of their packages. We will continuously look to strengthen this partnership and develop new businesses to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with Ethiopian Airlines Group.”

The airline is building an e-commerce hub in Addis Ababa with a total annual capacity of 150,000 tons per annum to boost its e-commerce logistics service and capacity.

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