Ethiopian Receives “Fastest Growing International Cargo Airline of the Year” Award Addis Ababa, February 28, 2018

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has been awarded as “Fastest growing International Cargo Airline of the Year” at Air Cargo India International conference held in Mumbai on February 21, 2018.

The biennial awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the seventh edition of Air Cargo India exhibition and conference, recognizing cargo carriers with immense progress and leading innovations in the air freight industry while enhancing customer experience. The winners of the prestigious award were selected through  voting system by STAT Times readers.

Fastest Growing International Cargo Airline of the Year

Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines,  Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are very  by this prestigious award. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics is one of the fastest growing strategic business units of the Ethiopian Airlines Group. In addition to the  cargo capacity that it avails to more than 110 international Destinations, It currently flies to 44 dedicated freighter destinations on 5 continents using 8 dedicated freighters including 6  ultra-modern Boeing B777-200LRF with another 4 on order and operates  cutting-edge cargo terminals in Addis Ababa, our main hub, with a capacity to accommodate 1 million tons annually. Today, it transports around 400,000 tons cargo annually supporting Africa’s trade and economic growth. In line with our Vision 2025, we aim to double this figure to 800,000 tons annually and contribute our part to the  renaissance of Africa in general and Ethiopia in particular.

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics is currently striving to be the most competitive and leading African cargo airline by providing safe, market driven and customer focused cargo, courier and mail transport services by 2025.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.


Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Express & Ancillary Services; Ethiopian International Services; Ethiopian Cargo Services; Ethiopian MRO Services; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; ET In-flight Catering; and Ethiopian Ground Services. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.


For more information about this press release, please contact:

Mrs. Aniley Eshetu

A/Manager Corporate Communications, Ethiopian Airlines

Tel :( 251-1)517-89-07/656/165/913/529