Ethiopian Airlines adds B737 freighter to its fleet
March 4, 2019: On March 1, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its first B737-800 freighter, newest member of its freighter family that offers greatest efficiency for the standard-body freighter market.
The freighter has a carrying capacity of more than 23 metric tonnes of payload with operating economics to maximise efficiency for cargo operations.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines 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 African and the Middle East more economically which includes the export of Ethiopian meat, fruits and vegetables to the Gulf Region. As per our strategic roadmap, Vision 2025, we will keep introducing new systems and technologies and play an indispensable role to the socio-economic development of Ethiopia and Africa at large.”
The Addis-Ababa based carrier operates ten next generation dedicated freighters.
With Africa’s largest transshipment terminal, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services delivers cargo services spanning across 44 international destinations in Africa, the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Americas and Europe, expanding the fare of perishables from Africa and import of high esteem products.