Ethiopian Airlines adds to freighter fleet

Source: Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of a 10th Boeing 777 freighter to grow its air cargo capacity.

The twin-engine commercial cargo plane, due to be operated by Ethiopian Cargo, has a payload of more than 100 tons.

“We are delighted to announce that we took delivery of our 10th Boeing 777-200LR Freighter aircraft,” said Ethiopian Airlines in a LinkedIn post on November 8.

In September last year, Ethiopian Airlines signed up to lease three Boeing 767-300ER converted freighters from Titan Aviation.

And in 2021, Ethiopian partnered with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to launch a B767-300ER freighter conversion line at Ethiopian MRO facilities in Addis Ababa.

Last year, Ethiopian also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing to purchase five 777-8Fs, and ordered five Boeing 777Fs.

In total, it currently operates an all-cargo fleet of 10 777Fs, two 767-300Fs (with a third earmarked for conversion) and four 737-800Fs.

Ethiopian Cargo provides freight services to its global customers in more than 125 international destinations in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas with bellyhold capacity. The carrier has 66 dedicated cargo destinations.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]