Ethiopian Cargo recognised for 2020 volume in Guangzhou
In 2020, the African airline loaded cargo on 1,622 flights, carrying 54.4m kilos on freighters, cargo-only passenger flights and belly space.
May 4, 2021
By PLA Editor
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Ethiopian Airlines Group was honoured for its cargo performance in 2020 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). The Logistics of Guangdong Airport Authority handed the award during the 2021 client seminar held in Guangzhou.
Last year, the airline loaded cargo on 1,622 flights. Flying 966 cargo flights on freighters, 572 on preighters (passenger aircraft converted to cargo), and 84 passenger flights loaded on the belly hold.
Ethiopian was the leading airline in terms of cargo transported at the Chinese airport, logging a total cargo weight of 54.4 million kilos for the whole year. The airline is expected to increase its frequency to CAN with 14 freighter and 21 preighter flights per week in the near term.
“We have worked very hard to provide efficient cargo service between China and the rest of the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. The award is a recognition of this effort and it will inspire us to enhance our services to the greater bay area to meet the growing customer demand for airfreight,” said Tewolde Gebre Mariam, chief executive at Ethiopian Airlines.