Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates state of the art Cargo Terminal
Ethiopian Airlines have inaugurated a state-of-the-art Cargo Terminal-II, at an event that was graced by high level government officials.
July 3, 2017
By PLA Editor
Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II. The inauguration event was graced by H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the FDRE, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam gceo Ethiopian Airlines, other high level government officials and participants of the ICAO Cargo Forum have graced this momentous occasion.
H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn remarked: “Today, the national flag carrier has become the largest aviation Group and the fastest growing airline in Africa unrivalled in efficiency with shining operational excellence. Above all, Ethiopian Airlines has played an important and irreplaceable role in the development of the economy, export and import activities and foreign exchange earnings.”
Mr Tewolde also acknowledged partners who has contributed for the successful completion of the project and further remarked: “The new Cargo Terminal-II combined with our existing Terminal-I will give us a total tonnage capacity of around 1 million per annum which is the largest in the continent of Africa. This milestone will make Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services one of the world’s largest cargo terminals; comparable with cargo terminals in Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi, or Hong Kong.”
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services operate eight freighters on 39 global routes with an average daily uplift of 650 tonnes on top of the belly capacity, 150 tonnes, to over 95 destinations globally.