On August 29,2018, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and Miami, creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium on inbound and outbound services. All flights will utilize B777-200LRF freighter aircraft.

"We proudly welcome Ethiopian Airlines and its new cargo service to Miami-Dade County," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “We look forward to the additional revenue, jobs and business ties these new flights will bring to our community.”

Founded in 1945, Ethiopian Airlines is currently the largest airline group and largest cargo operator in Africa, serving more than 92 international destinations across five continents.

“We are very pleased to see Zaragoza, Miami, and Bogota joining our fast expanding freighter network in the Americas,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “With the new service, Ethiopian will carry Inditex high-end textile products from Zaragoza to the Americas. In line with our strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, we will keep on expanding our cargo destinations worldwide, thereby facilitating trade and economic growth among different regions of the world.”