Ethiopian Cargo’s inaugural flight touches down in KIAB
DEC 2, 2015:Ethiopian (ET) Cargo’s inaugural flight arrived in Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) on 2 December .They will operate to KIAB twice a week. The formal inauguration ceremony took place in front of the aircraft involving ET’s crew Menzies Aviation Bobba Bangalore Pvt. Ltd. (MABB), the cargo partner for Ethiopian Cargo at KIAB and Globe Ground India which is the airline’s ground handling partner along with team BIAL. Ever since the first cargo charter operation launched to Nairobi in 1946, Ethiopian Cargo Service has been growing. In order to satisfy this growing cargo transportation demand, Ethiopian Cargo gives scheduled services as well as charter operations depending on your need. Ethiopian stretches its wing to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Cargo has become a critical component in the regional supply chain across pharmaceuticals, perishables, electronics, machinery, automotive, textiles for KIAB. The present design capacity of cargo terminals stand is 350,000 MT catering to both the international and domestic air cargo traffic with the option to scale up infrastructure and support systems as required. The airport has seen a phenomenal growth where cargo is concerned. Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa. In 2014, IATA ranked Ethiopian as the largest airline in Africa in revenue and profit. 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 airline group in Africa with seven strategic business units: Ethiopian International Passenger Service; Ethiopian Regional Service; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Service and Ethiopian Ground Service.