Ethiopian Airlines Wins Gold Award for Cargo Volume
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa's largest airline, has been honored with Gold award for the volume of cargo transported to and from Guangdong Airport in 2020.
Logistics of Guangdong Airport Authority Co. Ltd. has awarded Ethiopian as the Gold Award winner of International Airlines Cargo Volume during the 2021 Logistics of Guangdong Airport Authority Client Seminar, held in Guangzhou.
Last year, Ethiopian demonstrated impressive performance at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport by operating 1622 flights out of which 966 were with freighter, 572 were with Preighter (passenger aircraft converted to cargo), and 84 flights were with belly hold on passenger aircraft.
In 2020, Ethiopian became the leading airline in terms of cargo transported in and out of the port by carrying a total cargo weight of 54.4 Million Kilograms. Ethiopian will increase its frequency to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to 14 freighters and 21 preighters per week soon.
Since the outbreak of the COVID - 19 pandemic, Ethiopian strategically shifted its business focus to cargo transportation and aircraft maintenance businesses. Through its agility and active implementation of "passenger-to-cargo" conversion, Ethiopian efficiently transported vaccines, personal protective equipment, and other medical supplies across the globe.
So far, Ethiopian Airlines has transported more than 20 million doses of vaccine to more than 20 countries.