Africa’s largest cargo carrier Ethiopian Cargo took delivery of its 8th Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft on 10 November at its home base at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport.
Ethiopian Group chief exective officer, 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.”
Per its 15-year growth road map, Vision 2025, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services is aiming to generate $2 billion of revenue with 19 freighters and transporting 820,000 tonnes of cargo to 57 destinations.