Ethiopian Cargo takes delivery of 8th B777F

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Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eight Boeing 777 Freighter, which arrived in Addis Ababa on 10 November.

As part of the company’s 15-year Vision 2025 plan, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services plans to generate $2 billion of revenue with 19 freighter aircraft, and transport 820,000 tonnes of cargo to 57 destinations.

Ethiopian Group chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam says: “We are very delighted to welcome our eighth 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.”

He adds: “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.”