Ethiopian Airlines Group and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement on IATA CEIV Live Animals Certification Program on June 20, 2023 at the sidelines of IATA Focus Africa Conference hosted by Ethiopian Airlines Group at Ethiopian Skylight from June 20-21, 2023.
The signing of the CEIV Live Animal Project Initiation will be a first step to enable Ethiopian work hand-in-hand with IATA in getting CEIV certification which in turn allows our customers to see the global standards and requirements met by Ethiopian while transporting the precious animals we are entrusted with. As a result:
▪ Ethiopian will transport live animals with the world’s best quality services and standards.
▪ IATA’s latest Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification provides confidence for live animals shippers.
▪ The CEIV’s certification high standards will lead to high customer satisfaction.
Underlining the significance signing the CEIV, Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “The agreement we are signing with IATA on CEIV Live Animals Certification Program ensures our commitment towards demonstrating quality services.
“We are positive that IATA CEIV Certification, a landmark in the transportation of live animals, will help us improve operation standards, quality management system, facility and infrastructure requirements.
“We would like to assure our customers that Ethiopian will continue to comply with the requirements of IATA that sets the industry’s policy and provides seamless aviation processes”.
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics services carries out the transportation of special cargo like medical products, live animals and perishable products in compliance with international and industry standards.
In recent years, Ethiopian has invested heavily on infrastructure, equipment, people, system, and processes to enhance its special cargo and logistics handling capabilities throughout its network.