Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737-800 Freighter
Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Converted Boeing 737-800 freighter, the first of its kind in the Ethiopian Cargo fleet mix, on March 01, 2019.
The B737-800F will give Ethiopian new capability to serve short haul destinations in Africa and the Middle East more economically which includes the export of meat, fruits and vegetables.
Developed with the industry's most efficient and reliable technology, the B737-800F is the newest member of the freighter family and offers greatest efficiency for the freighter market.
The freighter has a carrying capacity of more than 23 metric tons of payload with excellent operating economics to maximize efficiency for cargo operations.
Ethiopian Cargo flies to 44 destinations in Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, augmenting the export of perishables from Africa and import of high value goods.
By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo aims to become a full-fledged profit center of Ethiopian Airlines with annual revenue of US$ 2 Billion, 19 aircraft, annual tonnage of 820,000, and 57 destinations.