First Boeing 737 freighter joins Ethiopian Cargo's fleet
ETHIOPIAN Cargo has taken delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, with a payload capacity of more than 23 tonnes
ETHIOPIAN Cargo has taken delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, with a payload capacity of more than 23 tonnes.
Group chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam, said: 'The arrival of this new freighter is a significant addition and propels both our capacity and frequency. The B737-800 freighter will give us a new capability to serve short haul destinations in Africa and the Middle East more economically which includes the export of Ethiopian meat, fruits and vegetables to the Gulf Region.'
Ethiopian Cargo has grown rapidly over the last decade: its freighter fleet has evolved from two leased MD-11Fs to an inventory of eight new Boeing 777 freighters - with more to come, reports London's Air Cargo News.
A spokesperson for the carrier said: 'By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services envisions to become a full-fledged profit centre of Ethiopian Airlines Group with annual revenue of US$2 billion, 19 dedicated aircraft, annual tonnage of 820,000, and 57 international destinations.'