ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the Largest Cargo Operator in Africa, announced that it has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam as of August 16, 2019.
Regarding the new service, Ethiopian Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, said the new service will supplement the daily belly-hold cargo capacity on passenger aircraft.
It will also “create better connectivity for cargo transport not just between Ethiopia and Thailand and Vietnam but also to over 60 destinations we serve in Africa,” he said.
The commencement of these flights makes Ethiopian the first African carrier to operate cargo flights from Bangkok, said the airlines in a statement sent to The Daily Monitor.
The Cargo Flights “will also create better opportunity for Thai and Vietnamese exporters to have a one-stop access to the 60 plus African destinations Ethiopian serves”, he said. “The freighter flight will also link Bangkok and Hanoi to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.”
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, the 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.