Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services Wins ‘Best Cargo Airline-Africa’ at the Maiden Arabian Cargo Awards
Arabian Cargo Awards
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa has won the “Best Cargo Airline-Africa” award at the Arabian Cargo Awards, held for the first time in the Cargo category, on October 24 in Dubai, UAE.
Arabian Cargo Awards is a GCC-based platform with a vision to recognize those behind the success of the Cargo & Logistics Industry. It is the region’s first internet voting based award.
Congratulating the Ethiopian family on winning the award, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are delighted to win ‘The Best Cargo Airline-Africa’ award at the first ever Arabian Cargo Awards. We are also pleased that the value of our contribution to the cargo & logistics business in the region has been recognized. Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services is a customer focused service provider with continuous improvements. Very soon, we will inaugurate a modern e-commerce facility equipped with state-of-the-art elevating transfer vehicles and sorting machines. The new e-commerce warehouse will be solely dedicated to mail, courier and e-commerce goods and handles 150,000 tons yearly. I would like to take this occasion to sincerely express my appreciation to all the stakeholders that contributed to our continued successes.”
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, one of the major strategic business units within the Ethiopian Airlines Group, currently covers more than 130 international destinations around the world with both belly-hold capacity and 67 dedicated Freighter services deploying more than 140 airplanes including 15 dedicated freighter aircraft.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services is a multi-award-winning air cargo service provider; it is to be recalled that Ethiopian Cargo has also taken the crown for two Prestigious Awards at the Air Cargo News Awards 2023 earlier this month among others.
Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) is the fastest-growing airlines brand globally and the continent’s largest airline brand. In its seventy-seven years of successful operations, Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline, has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. In addition to its main hub in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is also pursuing its multi-hub strategy through a hub in Lomé, Togo with ASKY, in Lilongwe, Malawi with Malawi Airlines and in Lusaka, Zambia with Zambia Airways. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of seven years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate most of these aircraft.
Having achieved its strategic plan (Vision 2025) ahead of time, Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2035 that will see it become one of the top 20 most competitive and leading aviation groups in the world by providing safe, secured, market driven and customer focused Passenger and Cargo Transport and Logistics, Aviation Training, Airport Management and Ground Services, MRO and Aerospace Manufacturing and Travel and Tourism Services. As a multi-award-winning airline, Ethiopian has been the champion in various coveted awards including Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years among others. The airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011 and has been registering more than threefold growth in the past 10 years.