Ethiopian takes delivery of eighth B777 freighter

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eighth Boeing 777 freighter aircraft after it arrived at the African carrier’s Bole International Airport home base.
Ethiopian Group chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam said: “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.”
The carrier’s 15-year growth road map, Vision 2025, expects the cargo operation to generate $2bn of revenue per year with 19 freighter aircraft and transporting 820,000 tons of cargo across its network.
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