Ethiopian Receives “Fastest Growing International Cargo Airline of the Year” Award
The Ethiopian Airlines received the "Fastest growing International Cargo Airline of the Year" at Air Cargo India International conference held in Mumbai on February 21, 2018.
The awarding ceremony has held in conjunction with the seventh edition of Air Cargo India exhibition and conference, recognizing cargo carriers with immense progress and leading innovations in the air freight industry while enhancing customer experience.
During the Awarding ceremony, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde GebreMariam said, "We are very honored by this prestigious award. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics is one of the fastest growing strategic business units of the Ethiopian Airlines Group".
The airlines have over 110 international destinations by flying to 44 dedicated freighter destinations on 5 continents using 8 dedicated freighters including 6 wide body ultra-modern Boeing B777-200LRF with another 4 on order and operates cutting-edge cargo terminals in Addis Ababa with a capacity to accommodate 1 million tons annually, he said.
According to him the airlines transports around 400,000 tons cargo annually to support the Africa's trade and economic growth.
He also said it's aimed at doubling the figure to 800,000 tons annually to contribute to the economics renaissance of Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular in 2025.