Ethiopian Cargo to start freighter services to Thailand and Vietnam
ETHIOPIAN Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa's largest cargo operator, is launching a weekly service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam, using a Boeing 777 freighter
ETHIOPIAN Cargo and Logistics Services, Africa's largest cargo operator, is launching a weekly service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam, using a Boeing 777 freighter.
Ethiopian Group chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam was quoted as saying in a report by London's Air Cargo News: 'Our new cargo service to Bangkok and Hanoi will supplement the daily bellyhold cargo capacity on passenger aircraft and will create better connectivity for cargo transport not just between Ethiopia, Thailand and Vietnam, but also to over 60 destinations that we serve in Africa.
'The commencement of these flights makes Ethiopian the first African carrier to operate cargo flights from Bangkok, and will also create better opportunities for Thai and Vietnamese exporters to have a one-stop access to the 60 plus African destinations that Ethiopian serves. The freighter flight will also link Bangkok and Hanoi to Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas.'
From Africa's largest transshipment terminal, the company facilitates the export of perishables, garments, mining products, and the import of high-value industrial products and inputs, and pharmaceuticals across its global network.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services plans to become a fully-fledged profit centre of Ethiopian Airlines Group by 2025, with an annual revenue of US$2 billion, 19 dedicated aircraft, annual tonnage of 820,000, and 57 international destinations.