Freight Ethiopian takes delivery of its 8th freighter

  • Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its 8th Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft.

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The aircraft was welcomed at its home base at Bole International Airport, from where Ethiopian Cargo will use the aircraft for worldwide cargo flights. The latest addition underlines the carrier´s further ambitions to grow its cargo business.

Ethiopian Cargo has become Africa´s largest cargo service provider and has the biggest global cargo network. The carrier therefore pursuits a critical role in providing global standards within the air freight branch.

Regarding the delivery of the new freighter, Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said: “We are very delighted to welcome our 8th B777 freighter aircraft. The new aircraft will help us bolster our leading role in cargo operation in Africa and beyond, further expanding our commendable contribution in boosting the continent’s airfreight export/import traffic as laid out in our Vision 2025.”

Ethiopian Cargo is currently serving over 44 international freighter destinations in the continents of Africa, Europe, the Gulf, Asia, Middle East and the Americas. As the operator is expecting to take delivery of further B777 Freighter aircraft, Ethiopian Cargo is hoping to further catalyse the economy growth of the continent.

The airline had elaborated a 15-year growth road map with the vision, to generate two billion dollars of revenue with Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services by year 2025. Moreover, 19 dedicated freighter aircraft are planned to have joined the fleet by then, transporting 820,000 tons of cargo to 57 worldwide destinations.

Mainline operator Ethiopian Airlines is flying scheduled passenger services since more than seventy years. Its fleet currently consists of Airbus A350s, Boeing 787s, B777s and Bombardier Q-400s. The fleet age is five years on average.

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