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Africa: Ethiopian Launches Cargo Flights To Bangkok, Hanoi

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Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has commenced once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam.

The airline in a statement said that the new services began on August 16, 2019.

With the commencement of the flight, Ethiopian Airlines became the first carrier in Africa to operate cargo flights from Bangkok.

Mr. Tewolde GabreMariam, the Ethiopian Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), while commenting on the new service, said that the carrier’s new cargo service to Bangkok and Hanoi would supplement the daily belly hold cargo capacity on passenger aircraft.

Besides, he said it would also create better connectivity for cargo transport not just between Ethiopia and Thailand and Vietnam, but also to over 60 destinations the airline serves in Africa.

He added: “The commencement of these flights makes Ethiopian the first African carrier to operate cargo flights from Bangkok, and will also create better opportunity for Thai and Vietnamese exporters to have a one-stop access to the 60 plus African destinations Ethiopian serves. The freighter flight will also link Bangkok and Hanoi to Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas.”

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 $2bn, 19 dedicated aircraft, annual tonnage of 820,000, and 57 international destinations.

Eight years into the strategic roadmap of the aviation group, Vision 2025, Ethiopian Cargo has reached 57 international destinations with cargo and logistics services.

By Olusegun Koiki
Source: independent.ng

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