Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, the Largest Cargo Operator in Africa, announced in a press release that it has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand, and Hanoi, Vietnam as of August 16, 2019.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO, remarked regarding the service, “Our new cargo service to Bangkok and Hanoi will supplement the daily belly-hold cargo capacity on passenger aircraft and will create better connectivity for cargo transport not just between Ethiopia and Thailand and Vietnam but also to over 60 destinations 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 one-stop access to the 60 plus African destinations Ethiopian serves. The freighter flight will also link Bangkok and Hanoi to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas,” Mr. Tewolde further noted.
Operating next-generation freighters and with Africa’s largest trans-shipment terminal, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services facilitates the export of perishables, garments, mining products, and the import of high-value industrial products and inputs, pharmaceuticals, among others across its global network.
By 2025, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services envisions becoming a full-fledged profit center of Ethiopian Airlines Group with annual revenue of US$ 2 Billion, 19 dedicated aircraft, an annual tonnage of 820,000, and 57 international destinations. Eight years into the strategic roadmap of the aviation group, Vison 2025, Ethiopian Cargo has reached 57 international destinations with award-winning cargo and logistics services.
Source: Ethiopian Airlines Press Release sent to 2Merkato.com