BOEING B777F DELIVERY MAKES ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES AFRICA’S LARGEST AIR CARGO CARRIER
(Posted 13th November 2018)
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has taken delivery of its 8th B777 freighter aircraft earlier this week at its home base at Bole International Airport.
Maintaining its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion in the global cargo industry, Africa’s largest air cargo service provider plays an important role in providing global standard supply chain management in facilitating the import and export economies of African countries.
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. As the largest cargo operator in Africa, we are currently serving over 44 international dedicated freighter destinations in the Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, augmenting the export of perishable farm products from the continent of Africa and the import of high value industrial goods. With more freighters on order, we are set to consolidate our role in availing much needed airfreight service within Africa and beyond, further catalysing the continent’s economic growth.”
According to the airline group’s 15-year growth road map, Vision 2025, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services envisions to generate two billion dollars of revenue with 19 dedicated freighter aircraft and transporting 820,000 tons of cargo to 57 destinations.