Ethiopian Wins Cargo Airline Award for Network Development
African’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has won ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development’ at the tenth anniversary of the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards held on March 9, 2017.
The Network Development Awards are presented to airlines that have developed new routes or achieved a remarkable growth in passengers or cargo.
The ‘Network Development Award Cargo Airline’ award was awarded to Ethiopian Cargo in recognition of rapid expansion of its cargo network and for becoming the largest cargo airline at Brussels Airport in just 6 months period.
Ever since the first cargo charter operation was launched to Nairobi in 1946 and the boom of agriculture export products out of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Cargo Services has been steadily growing.
With 6 Boeing 777- 200LRF and 2 Boeing 757-260F Ethiopian Cargo serves 36 destinations in Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. This is in addition to the belly hold capacity to over 90 destinations in its network.
Ethiopian Cargo is currently building one of the largest and most modern cargo terminals in the world with an annual capacity of 1.2 million tons to/from 47 destinations using 18 freighter aircraft.
Ethiopian Cargo is also automating its entire cargo business process with one of the best Cargo IT systems (SITA Champ Cargo Spot) with the aim of providing the most efficient air cargo services within, to and from Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.