Ethiopian Wins African Cargo Airline of the Year Award
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has been awarded the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award during the 2017 Air Cargo Africa Conference held in Johannesburg.
Air Cargo Africa 2017 which held from 21st to 23rd February 2017, was organized by STAT Media Group in celebration of excellence in the industry while supporting Africa’s steady growth.
Winners of the award were selected through two rounds of online polling by worldwide readers of the magazine.
Ethiopian Cargo serves 36 freighter destinations operating the longest range twin-engine freighter aircrafts in the world, 6 Boeing 777-200 LR freighters as well as 2 Boeing 757F with a capacity of 103 and 35 tons each respectively.
Recently, Ethiopian Airlines commissioned a new Cargo Terminal which can accommodate 600,000 tons per annum at a total cost of USD 115 million. The new Terminal 2 combined with the existing Terminal 1 will give a total tonnage capacity of 1 million per annum.
Ethiopian was recently named Airline of the Year, for the fifth consecutive year, by African Airlines Association (AFRAA), SkyTrax World Airline Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa, Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award, and Passenger Choice Award for Best Airline in Africa.