Ethiopian Airlines received its third B777-200 LR Freighter on 3 November 2014. In line with its Vision 2025 strategic roadmap and its commitment to support the country’s export of perishables, Ethiopian is fast expanding its cargo fleet and infrastructure. The airline will phase in an additional B777-200 LR freighter before the end of 2014 and two more in 2015. It is also building a new cargo terminal with both cold and dry storage facilities, capable of handling 1.2 million tonnes of cargo annually.
“We are phasing in the most modern cargo aircraft such as the B777-200 LR freighter and building one of the largest cargo terminals in the world with the aim of expanding and improving our cargo service in support of our country’s and our continent’s growing imports and exports. The B777 Freighter is unmatched in its fleet category and will be deployed on existing and new long routes for carriage of flowers, fruits, vegetables and meat,” said Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.